Plays

Akhtar, Ayad. Disgraced. New York: Back Bay Books, 2013.
_______. The Who and the What. New York: Back Bay Books, 2014.
_______. The Invisible Hand. New York: Back Bay Books, 2015.
Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Disgraced, Akhtar is an American Muslim writer of Pakistani descent whose works primarily deal with issues relating to Muslim identity in both U.S. and global contexts.
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Ali, Wajahat. The Domestic Crusaders. San Francisco: McSweeneys, 2011.
Ali is an American Muslim of Pakistani descent whose The Domestic Crusaders garnered critical praise for its humorous yet politically incisive commentary on post-9/11 scapegoating of American Muslims.
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Baraka, Amiri. Dutchman and The Slave: Two Plays by LeRoi Jones. New York: Harper Perennial, 1971.
_______. Four Black Revolutionary Plays: Experimental Death Unit 1, A Black Mass, Madheart, Great Goodness of Life. London: Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd, 1990.
Baraka, also known as LeRoi Jones, was one of the founders of The Black Arts Movement in the 1960s. He was heavily influenced by the Nation of Islam, particularly in his play A Black Mass, which adapts the story of Yakub for the stage. He converted to Sunni Islam in 1968, although later left the faith.
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Buck, Leila. ISite. In Four Arab American Plays: Works by Leila Buck, Jamil Khoury, Yussef El Guindi, and Lameece Issaq & Jacob Kader, edited by Michael Malek NajjarJefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013.
Buck is a Lebanese American writer and performer whose work addresses issues of Arab American identity, including representations of Muslim women. More information about her work, including unpublished plays, can be found at http://www.leilabuck.com/.
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El Guindi, Yussef. Back of the Throat. New York: Dramatists Play Service, 2006.
_______. Such a Beautiful Voice is Sayeda’s and Karima’s City. New York: Dramatists Play Service, 2007.
_______. Ten Acrobats in an Amazing Leap of Faith. In Salaam, Peace: An Anthology of Middle-Eastern American Drama, ed. by Holly Hill and Dina A. Amin. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 2009.
_______. Our Enemies: Lively Scenes of Love and Combat. In Four Arab American Plays: Works by Leila Buck, Jamil Khoury, Yussef El Guindi, and Lameece Issaq & Jacob Kader, edited by Michael Malek Najjar. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013.
_______. Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes. New York: Dramatists Play Service, 2014.
_______. Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World. New York: Dramatists Play Service, 2014.
El Guindi is a Muslim American playwright whose works range from political thrillers such as the post-9/11 drama Back of the Throat to family comedies like Ten Acrobats in an Amazing Leap of Faith, about an Egyptian immigrant family in Southern California.
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Khoury, Jamil. Precious Stones. In Four Arab American Plays: Works by Leila Buck, Jamil Khoury, Yussef El Guindi, and Lameece Issaq & Jacob Kader, edited by Michael Malek Najjar. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013.
Khoury is the co-founder and artistic director of Silk Road Rising, which showcases the works of playwrights of Asian, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean backgrounds. Among his plays is Precious Stones, which addresses the Israel-Palestinian conflict through the romantic relationship between two American lesbians.
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Mandvi, Aasif. Sakina’s Restaurant. New York: Stage & Screen, 1998.
Although best known as an actor and comedian (see Comedians section), Mandvi also wrote and performed a well-received multi-character solo show, Sakina’s Restaurant. It centers on a South Asian Muslim family that owns a restaurant in New York City, and the newly arrived immigrant waiter who serves as the point of entry for the audience.
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Mirza, Rehana Lew. Barriers. Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street Press, 2004.
Mirza’s Barriers, which premiered in 2002, was the first play to address 9/11 from a Muslim perspective. Additional information on Mirza, including her unpublished works, can be found at http://www.rehanamirza.com/.
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Raffo, Heather. 9 Parts of Desire. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2006.
A playwright and performer, Raffo is best known for her solo play 9 Parts of Desire, chronicling the lives of a diverse selection of Iraqi women. While raised Catholic, Raffo directly addresses Muslim religious issues and representations. For more information on her work, visit http://heatherraffo.com/.
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Various Authors. The Hijabi Monologues.
This ongoing project gives voice to Muslim women to share their stories.
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