Omer Abbas Salem is building his own canonYasmin Zacaria Mikhaielon March 23, 2021 at 4:15 pm

With Mosque4Mosque and other plays, MENA playwright and actor Omer Abbas Salem creates space for Muslim and Arab artists.

Omer Abbas Salem had over 5,000 new plays from the last 20 years at his fingertips, and zero reflected even a semblance of living as a gay Arab teen or young adult. 
While a 2017/18 apprentice at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Salem was tasked with writing and performing a ten-minute solo show for the program’s final showcase. Actors were encouraged to center identity, to demonstrate their personality and breadth of self rather than that of their characters.…Read More

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