Can you tell us more about your journey with this play? But eventually — for whatever reason — I suddenly became too self-conscious to lose myself in a role. What kind of theatre excites you? Just you and their drama. A dangerous thing to do: Even Becket dealt with dramatic arcs.
I left Egypt when I was three. Which is ideally how one should always write: For better, or worse especially when those labels are turned into negatives. I taught playwriting at Duke University. These, and related concerns find their way into my plays, includingThe Talented Ones.
But the further they dig around his home, and pointedly question his character, the more he regrets offering his cooperation. When I continued on to America, I continued that immigrant journey. Also, beware of audience feedback sessions.
Can you tell us a bit about your background and why you started writing plays? Your body of work frequently touches upon ideas about the immigrant experience and the American Dream.
You may not have the muscle, but perhaps you have the wit to fight back. Comedy shows up in my plays because something is usually terribly wrong. But then that might also become the trigger for the next play.
I should add that in conjunction with acting, my other passion was literature. But these headlines about wiretapping and abuse are only one side of the story, offset by the news of recently captured terrorists in Canada and the al-Qaeda plot to attack the New York City subways with cyanide.
Bartlett and Carl think Khaled is a terrorist. I mentioned I was still trying to further develop and find a home for this new, weird play.
The American Dream is also about reinventing yourself, however you choose to do that. Plus, things will happen news events out of your control that can superimpose an identity on you.Feb 11, · Correction: February 14,Tuesday An article in The Arts on Saturday about the Arab-American playwright Yussef El Guindi and his new play, "Back of the Throat," erroneously attributed a view about the scarcity of Arab-American playwrights.
Back of the Throat by Yussef El Guindi,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. El Guindi's play Back of the Throat is an excellent account of the post 9/11 American anxiety.
El Guindi explores the Paranoid effect of this disaster on both sides; 3/5(1). Yussef's play "Threesome" was recently produced at Portland Center Stage, ACT, and Off-Broadway with 59E Interview with Playwright Yussef El Guindi. August 26, and not care how the play might come across.
Which is ideally how one should always write: honestly, and without worrying how a play might be received. At least in the first. Mar 14, · 'I'm a big fan of George Bernard Shaw," says Yussef El Guindi. "I love the way he always gave his best arguments to the people with whom he disagreed.".
Believe it or not, we have the weather to thank for luring acclaimed playwright Yussef El Guindi to Seattle.
In the early s, El Guindi was a playwright-in-residence and lecturer at Duke University. As his term was coming to an end, he wanted to move to a city with a strong theater scene—beyond the obvious one.Download