Lama El Homaïssi (she/her) is a Lebanese trilingual actor-singer, writer and voiceover artist currently based in New York City where she is an Artist-In-Residence at the SHIM:NYC residency and is also a member of the Joe’s Pub Working Group 2022-2023.
Lama began her career in entertainment working for years as a television writer in Lebanon at Sony Pictures Television Arabia, Talpa Middle East and ITV Studios ME, before pursing her MFA in Musical Theater at Boston Conservatory at Berklee ('19).
In addition to performing, Lama is passionate about supporting new works and amplifying underepresented voices. 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. She collaborated with the Lazours and Ramy Essam on lyrics for the song "Tahrir Is Now" on the album Flap My Wings: Songs from We Live in Cairo.
Venues Lama has performed at include Joe’s Pub, Lincoln Center (David Rubenstein Atrium and Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse), Club OBERON, and Berklee Performance Center. She was a SPACE on Ryder Farm institutional resident in 2022.
March 13th, 2023 | Rock Medea at Joe's Pub. Watch here!
March 6th, 2023 | Joe's Pub's Annual Gala Performer
January 28th, 2023 | American Standard, Ren Gyo Soh Workshop Reading
January 13th, 2023 | Wavelengths Panel Speaker at GlobalFest 2023