Author Archives: Juhyun Woo (she/her/hers)

Playing the Street: Syrian Musicians in Istanbul

By Jonathan H. Shannon

Introduction: Playing the Street

It is nearing midnight on a summer evening in 2016 as I walk up the steep cobblestone hill from the Tophane tram stop toward the Galatasaray High School. The evening is pleasant …

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It’s Only Funny with Stage Directions by Laila Sajir, Introduction by Andrew Goldberg

Introduction to It’s Only Funny with Stage Directions by Laila Sajir

By Andrew Goldberg

Following in the footsteps of actor-writers such as Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) but with a voice distinctly her …

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Performance Review: English by Sanaz Toossi, directed by Knud Adams

ENGLISH. By Sanaz Toossi. Directed by Knud Adams. Linda Gross Theater, Atlantic Theater Company. February 18, 2022.

Reviewed by Marvin Carlson, Graduate Center, CUNY

In the new globalized society, language is one of the most important tools anyone can utilize, …

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Performance Review: Wish You Were Here and First Down

First Down. By SEVAN. Directed by Johanna McKeon. Performed at 59E59, produced, and commissioned by Noor Theater, New York City. March 4, 2022.

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Wish You Were Here. By Sanaz Toossi. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. Playwright’s Horizons, New York …

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Performance Review: Drowning in Cairo by Adam Ashraf Elsayigh, directed by Sahar Assaf

DROWNING IN CAIRO

Drowning In Cairo. By Adam Ashraf Elsayigh. Directed by Sahar Assaf. Golden Thread Productions at Potrero Stage, San Francisco. April 8, 2022.

Reviewed by Samer Al-Saber, Stanford University

On the opening night of the world premiere of Adam Ashraf Elsayigh’s …

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Review of Stories Under Occupation and Other Plays from Palestine, edited by Samer Al-Saber and Gary M. English

STORIES UNDER OCCUPATION AND OTHER PLAYS FROM PALESTINE. Edited by Samer Al-Saber and Gary M. English. In Performance. London: Seagull Books, 2020; pp 256 + xxxi

Reviewed by Zeina Salame, University of Vermont

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Performance Review: Birds of a Kind by Wajdi Mouawad, directed by Robert Schuster

Birds Of A Kind. By Wajdi Mouawad. Directed by Robert Schuster. The Berliner Ensemble, Berlin. March 30, 2022.

Reviewed by Marvin Carlson, Graduate Center, CUNY

Probably the most popular contemporary author on the German stage at this moment is the …

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