The New Arab-American Playwrights

A new generation of Arab-American women playwrights born in the 1960s and 70s is making its mark on New York stages. “Their religious roots vary: they are Christian, Muslim or Zoroastrian, and their national ancestry may be, to name a few, Iranian, Palestinian, Lebanese or Indian. But they are united by a commitment to take their hyphenated experiences to the New York stage, and by their perception that, although many of them are not Arab, that is how they often are seen in the United States at this tense moment in the country’s history.”