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NOW + THEN
Like our entire industry, the last year has been spent in many a virtual rehearsal room and "zoom reading." It's been a wild ride to understanding this new medium (and all of the silly technical mishaps along the way.) Here's a glimpse of the last few virtual reads...
by SEVAN - Noor Theatre
MORTALITY RATE: RECALCULATING
by Zoha Barwani - MIT Playwrights Lab
ARABIC FOR BEGINNERS
by Gamal ElSawah - MakeShift
NOURA by Heather Raffo at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN.
YASMINA'S NECKLACE at Premiere Stages. First time playing a titular character--and an incredible cast to tell a beautiful story.
JEANETTE at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, home to the National Music Theatre Conference.
This pop musical by Lauren Gunderson and Ari Afsar explores the life of Jeanette Rankin, America's first Congresswoman.
THE CODE-NETWORK TV DEBUT
Season 1, Episode 8
WE LIVE IN CAIRO-WORLD PREMIERE at the American Repertory Theatre. Exploring the story of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, this musical explores the passion, commitment, and joy of the youth that overthrew a 30 year dictator.
THE BAND'S VISIT closing on Broadway.
New York City aficionado.
Keeper of cold-brew.
Swordfighter by night.
Hey, I'm Layan (she/her). I'm a self proclaimed ferocious empath and dark humorist. I'm passionate about generating new work as an act of resistance.
In my spare time I enjoy stand-up comedy (though I tend to prefer sitting, regardless of the situation), and contemplating my existence on the subway platform.
You can follow me on IG @LayanElwazani.
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