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Plays include SELLING KABUL (Playwrights HorizonsWilliamstown Theater Festival), POWER STRIP (LCT3, development at Playwrights Horizons, WP lab), and AGAINST THE HILLSIDE (Ensemble Studio Theater, development at the Lark, the O'Neill, Roundabout Theater Underground, and NNPN). Commissions include Lincoln Center, Williamstown Theater Festival, Seattle Repertory Theater, and The LAMF/Protozoa Theater Fund.  

Awards: Pulitzer Prize Finalist (Selling Kabul), 2021 Whiting Award for Drama, L. Arnold Weissberger Award and Jay Harris Commission and a Citation of Excellence from the Laurents/Hatcher Awards

TV/Film: Currently developing an original TV project at FX with the Js and another original TV project with Plan B. She was a 2024 Sundance Screenwriting Lab Fellow

Memberships (current and previous) include EST/ Youngblood, Noor Theatre/Pop Culture Collab Cohort, Rita Goldberg Playwrights’ Workshop at The Lark , the Dramatists Guild Fellowship, and the WP Lab.

Profiles/interviews include the New York Times (on Selling Kabul)Playbill, The Paris Review (re: Whiting Award), Playwrights Horizons: Behind the Scenes of Virtual Rehearsal Process (Video),  Williamstown Theater Festival Lawn Talk (Video), the Lark, the Interval's Women to Watch, SPLIT: Playwright & Woman in Medicine (Video), and here's one from my high school newspaper, the King Street Chronicle.

Prose includes That Doesn't Apply to Me, a piece about medicine (Playwrights Horizons Almanac). My essay about my Algerian great-grandfather and his experience fighting for France in World War One is in my Playwrights' Perspective (Playwrights Horizons).

Education: BA (Columbia University), MFA (New School for Drama), MD (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)



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Finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Drama 

World Premiere: Williamstown Theater Festival, July 2019

New York Premiere: Playwrights Horizons,  2021

Northern Stage, Hartford, VT, 2023

Premiere Stages, Kean University, 2023

Red Stitch Actor's Theatre, Melbourne, 2023 

Ensemble Theatre Company, Santa Barbara, 2023

Signature Theater, Arlington, VA, 2023

Seattle Repertory Theater, 2022

L. Arnold Weissberger Award and Jay Harris Commission, 2018

Citation of Excellence, Laurents/Hatcher Award, 2018

Spring Reading Festival at New Group, 2018 

Kilroys List 2017

Noor Theater Reading at NYTW, 2017

DNA New Works Reading at La Jolla Playhouse, 2017


Photo by Yael Nov

Agents (CAA): 

Ally Shuster (Theater): 

Lauren Fox (TV): 

Rukayat Giwa (TV): 

Managers (Grandview): 

Jeff Silver:

Gabby Lewis:

Tracy Kopulsky:


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World Premiere: LCT3, October-November 2019

Playwrights Horizons Reading, May 2018 

Pipeline Festival Reading, Womens’ Project, April 2018


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Ensemble Studio Theater Premiere, Feb. 2018

Kilroys List 2017 (finalist)

Kilroys List 2016

Lark Playwrights’ Week, 2016

O'Neill Theater Conference, 2016

Roundabout Underground Reading Series, 2016

NNPN National Showcase of New Plays, 2016

MFA Playwrights’ Workshop at the Kennedy Center, 2015

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