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Lama El Homaïssi

Actor, singer, writer and teaching artist from Beirut, Lebanon.

Lama is a performer, writer and educator who is passionate about social justice and the role that the arts play in empowering marginalized voices. She moved from Lebanon, her come country, to pursue an M.F.A. in Musical Theater at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee ('19). Lama is currently a Post-Master's Fellow at the Berklee Career Center, as well as Publications and Dramaturgy Assistant at the American Repertory Theater. 

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Storytelling as an Act of Survival
Essay

Storytelling as an Act of Survival

The Tradition of Hakawati and its Influence on We Live in Cairo

10 December 2019

Lama El Homaïssi reflects on her experience working with American Repertory Theater on their musical We Live in Cairo, diving into representation in storytelling, the oral Hakawati tradition, and more.