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Adam Ashraf
Writer. Dramaturg. Storyteller.

Adam Ashraf Elsayigh was born in Cairo, Egypt. When soon thereafter, his parents relocated the family to Dubai, Adam grew up in a religious Muslim household with American cable TV, going to a British school in a Gulf state where over 90% of the population were migrant workers. This upbringing at the cross-section of cultures is at the core of the artist Adam is.


Today, Adam is a writer of stage and screenplays about modern humans living across and between cultures. His plays (Alaa: A Family Trilogy, Drowning in Cairo, Revelation, and Memorial,) have been developed and seen at New York Theater Workshop, The Lark, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, The Alliance Theater, and Golden Thread Productions. Adam is an alum of the Laboratory for Global Performance at Georgetown University. He holds a BA in Theater History and Dramaturgy from NYU Abu Dhabi and an MFA in Playwriting from Brooklyn College.

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