Playwright, Dramaturg, and Theatermaker
Adam Ashraf Elsayigh is an Egyptian writer, theater maker, and dramaturg. Adam writes theater and TV scripts that interrogate the intersections of queerness, immigration, and colonialism. Adam’s ethos is to tell and amplify stories from communities that have been historically under and misrepresented on American television screens and stages. Adam’s plays (including Drowning in Cairo, Revelation, Memorial, and Jamestown/ Williamsburg) have been developed and seen at New York Theater Workshops, The Lark, The Tisch School of the Arts, The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, and Golden Thread Productions. Adam is a fellow at Georgetown University's Laboratory for Global Performance and an Alliance/Kendeda Award Finalist. He holds a BA in Theater with an emphasis in Playwriting and Dramaturgy from NYU Abu Dhabi and is an MFA Candidate in Playwriting at Brooklyn College. Learn more about what Adam is up to at https://www.adamaelsayigh.com/.