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Zeina Salame

artist, scholar, educator, & applied theatre practitioner

Zeina Salame is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of Vermont. In addition to essays featured on Howlround, her writing is published in Etudes, Al Jadid, the Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, and Arab Stages (forthcoming). Select artistic projects/collaborations: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center (National Playwrights Conference), Artists Repertory Theatre (Mercury Company), Commonwealth Theatre Center, the Guthrie Theater’s Level Nine (New Arab American Theater Works), the National Institute for Directing and Ensemble Creation (Pangea World Theater & Art2Action). She holds a PhD in Theatre Arts from the University of Oregon and an MS in Theatre for Educators from Florida State University. Her monograph Carried In One Woman—Reflections on Arab American Female Solo Performance centers on themes of "home" and the creative value of embodied generational knowledge, heritage, and intersectionality in performance aesthetics. She is co-founder of Jacksonville, Florida based The 5 & Dime, A Theatre Company.

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Whose America and Whose Dreams?
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Whose America and Whose Dreams?

26 January 2021

Zeina Salame sits down for a conversation with Leila Buck and Tamilla Woodard to talk about their most recent creative collaboration, American Dreams, online audience interaction, and more.

Middle Eastern America and the Theatre of Belonging
Essay

Middle Eastern America and the Theatre of Belonging

2 February 2017

Zeina Salame shares her experience attending a reading of Heather Raffo’s Noura produced by Noor Theatre, and discusses the social impact of Middle Eastern American theatre in 2017.