NOW + THEN

ABOUT ME

NOW
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...

FIRST DOWN
by SEVAN - Noor Theatre

MORTALITY RATE: RECALCULATING 
by Zoha Barwani - MIT Playwrights Lab

ARABIC FOR BEGINNERS
by Gamal ElSawah - MakeShift



THEN
FEBRUARY 2020
NOURA by Heather Raffo at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN.

SEPTEMBER 2019
YASMINA'S NECKLACE at Premiere Stages. First time playing a titular character--and an incredible cast to tell a beautiful story.

JULY 2019
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.

MAY 2019
THE CODE-NETWORK TV DEBUT
Season 1, Episode 8

MAY-JUNE 2019
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.

APRIL 2019
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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