Yussef El Guindi
Theatre, Teaching Artist, Acting, Directing

Yussef El Guindi's most recent productions include Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World (winner of the Steinberg/American Theater Critics Association's New Play Award in 2012; Gregory Award 2011; Seattle Times' "Footlight Award" for Best World Premiere Play) at ACT, and Language Rooms (Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, as well as ACT's New Play Award), co-produced by Asian American Theater Company and Golden Thread Productions in San Francisco; as well as at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia. His plays, Back of the Throat, as well as Such a Beautiful Voice is Sayeda's and Karima's City, have been published by Dramatists Play Service. The latter one-acts have also been included in THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT PLAYS: 2004-2005, published by Applause Books in 2008. His play Ten Acrobats in an Amazing Leap of Faith, is included in SALAAM/PEACE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF MIDDLE-EASTERN AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS, published by TCG, 2009. Yussef is the recipient of the 2010 Middle East America Distinguished Playwright Award.