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Sarah Bitar

Sarah Bitar is a trilingual film and stage actor, fluent in English, Arabic and French.

She is a valued member of the acting ensemble at the innovative Mercury Store located in Gowanus. During her time there, she has collaborated with foremost directors such as Will Frears, Claudia Zelevansky, Manuel Ortiz, Tea Alagic, Will Davis, Britt Berke, Nicky Maggio, Maria P. Vila and others.

She has often produced her own work in the US out of the commitment to express unique narratives from distant realms, and a Self shaped by the fusion of the foreign and the familiar.

Born and raised in Lebanon, Sarah made the pivotal decision to relocate to New York City in 2016, driven by a desire to undergo classical and contemporary acting training at the esteemed Stella Adler Studio.

Select film credits include: Stockade (dir:Eric McGinty;Veronique Films); Like Salt (Darine Hotait;Cinephelia); Very Big Shot (Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya;Kabreet Films). Theater: Head Travels / Shelter in Love (Ioanna Katsarou;Eclipses Theater Group NY); Glimpse (Shadi Ghaheri; Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); Hail Elisha (David Zayas Jr.;LAByrinyrinth Theater Company). Love’s Labor’s Lost (Irvington Shakespeare Company).

She was a recipient of the NYFA - City Artist Corps grant and the Indie Theater Fund.

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Femme MENA Representation in Lebanon and the United States

Femme MENA Representation in Lebanon and the United States

10 January 2024

This season, we further complicate notions of MENA womanhood by exploring the additional intersection of queerness in femme MENA theatremaking. Two queer Lebanese femme theatremakers based in the United States, Lama El Homaïssi and Sarah Bitar, join us to discuss how intersectional identities show up in their work and life, and the social atmosphere for femme MENA theatre artists in Lebanon and the United States.