Betty Shamieh

Author of The Black Eyed. Fit for a Queen, and Roar, Betty Shamieh is currently the Mellon Foundation Playwright in Residence at the Classical Theatre of Harlem. To receive her e-newsletter, visit https://www.bettyshamieh.com/contact

Author of fifteen plays, Betty Shamieh is the Mellon Foundation Playwright in Residence at the Classical Theatre of Harlem. Her works include The Black Eyed (New York Theatre Workshop), Fit for a Queen (Classical Theatre of Harlem), The Strangest (The Semitic Root), Territories (Magic Theatre) and Roar (The New Group). Roar is currently being taught at colleges throughout the United States. Shamieh wrote and co-starred in her play of monologues, Chocolate in Heat: Growing Up Arab in America, in an extended off-off-Broadway run and over twenty university theatres. In 2016, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. A graduate of Harvard College and the Yale School of Drama, Shamieh was named a UNESCO Young Artist for Intercultural Dialogue, a Harvard Clifton Visiting Artist, and a Radcliffe Playwriting Fellow. Her works have been translated into seven languages. She is currently developing a new comedy Malvolio, a sequel to Twelfth Night. www.bettyshamieh.com

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We’ve Seen White American Theatre
Essay

We’ve Seen White American Theatre

How Can We BIPOC Now See Ourselves?

2 July 2020

Betty Shamieh offers a response to the “We See You, White American Theater” open letter as a non-Black American of color.