Lama El Homaïssi (she/her) is a Lebanese performer, writer and voiceover artist currently based in New York City where she is the Artist-In-Residence in 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, before pursing her MFA in Musical Theater at Boston Conservatory at Berklee ('19).
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.
* Ryder Farm
* Less about We Live in Cairo, more about new works, writing and performing, interdisciplinary etc, make it quirky and fun.
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