ALAA: A Family Trilogy, Part One: The Guru Child


WHEN April 25, 2024
7:30-9 PM EST WHERE 19 Washington Square North WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York Open to the Public

Based upon the life and work of Egyptian writer and activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah and the remarkable Seif family, written by Adam ElSayigh, in collaboration with dramaturg Salma Zohdi, and directed by Kate Moore Heaney, this presentation follows a three-day workshop exploring the first part of the trilogy, and features a company of actors that includes Noor Hamdi, Gamze Ceylan, Rosaline ElBay, Rita Wolf, Ali Andre Ali, Arianna Gayle Stucki, Samy Nour Younes Gonzales-Novoa and Ali Nasser. The reading is followed by a conversation with the creative team on the research and process that led to the creation of the trilogy.
Organized by
  • Catherine Coray, Arts Professor, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Directed by
  • Kate Moore Heaney, Director, ALAA: A Family Trilogy, Individuals
Written by
  • Adam Elsayigh, Writer, ALAA: A Family Trilogy, Individuals

In Collaboration with

19 Washington Square North, NYU Abu Dhabi in New York

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