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about me

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Lama El Homaïssi (she/her) is a Lebanese performer, writer and voiceover artist currently based in New York City where she is completing her SHIM:NYC music residency and is also a member of the Joe’s Pub Working Group 2022-2023.

Lama started her career in entertainment working for years as a television writer in Lebanon, creating original shows for the Sony Pictures Television Arabia and Talpa Middle East catalogs, developing commissions for clients, as well as adapting productions to the SWANA region (most notably The Voice and So You Think You Can Dance).

 

In 2017, Lama pursued her MFA in Musical Theater at Boston Conservatory at Berklee where she honed her skills in acting and storytelling through song, then began developing and performing her own work for the stage. Her capstone project Article 534 was a play about queer identity, resistance and safe havens in Beirut that combined storytelling and music.

While in Boston, Lama served as a research and translation assistant on Daniel and Patrick Lazour’s We Live in Cairo, a new musical directed by Obie award-winning director Taibi Magar that premiered at American Repertory Theater in 2019. She later went on to work as a Dramaturgy and Publications Assistant for A.R.T.’s 2019-2020 season and was involved as a storyteller and singer in several community engagement and education events in both Boston and New York City.

Venues Lama has performed at include Club OBERON, Joe’s Pub, Berklee Performance Center, and Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium and Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse.

Lama’s writing has also been featured in the Brooklyn Rail and in her essay on Storytelling as an Act of Survival published in HowlRound Theatre Commons.

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