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Three pieces of news

I have been selected for EST/Sloan’s 2023 commissions for my play Sameera’s Shadow.

After losing her mother, Egyptian-Muslim scientist Sameera Moussa focuses on a cure for cancer. But her work in nuclear science leads to a breakthrough formula that births the atom bomb. Lauded and courted by America, she must decide between her Atomic Energy for Peace humanitarian efforts and the allure of a life-changing career invitation. A pioneer in her field, she is now completely forgotten.

I have been selected as a finalist for the Blue Ink Award for You, The Fire, and Me about the religious radicalisation of White teens from the West.

I am heading off to Minneapolis as part of my Core Writer Residency with PWC to workshop my play Second Congregational which examines the intersection of Liberalism, Racism, and Religion.

“In an industry often defined by scarcity, the abundance of a three-year term is a unique gift.” Playwrights’ Center is pleased to welcome a diverse group of playwrights to our 2023 cohort of Core Writers!

Learn more here.

First Down at 59E59, commissioned and produced by Noor Theatre, has officially begun previews and opens on February 24th for a limited run.

More info and tickets here.

Production and Ticket info released for First Down at 59E59, commissioned and produced by Noor Theatre.

More info here.

  • I have been selected as one of the artists creating work in The Orchard Project’s 2021 Performance Lab where I will be working on Gorgonae a theatre piece about Arab female freedom fighters in war and under occupation based on the myth of the Gorgon sisters, developing it for the live and digital theatre space.
  • My short play ‘Unexpected-Beautiful’ was selected and produced as part of SUNY Brockport Department of Theatre and Music Studies’ Festival of Ten.