The Selected Works of Yussef El Guindi


1982 Bachelor of Arts in English and Comparative Literature, The American University in Cairo.
1985 Master of Fine Arts, Playwriting, Carnegie Mellon University.
1986 Dramaturg, Eureka Theatre, San Francisco, CA.
1987–1994 Playwright-in-Residence, Duke University.
2002 Such a Beautiful Voice is Sayeda premieres at Golden Thread Productions.
2003 Karima's City premieres at Golden Thread Productions.
2005 Back of the Throat premieres at Thick Description/Golden Thread Productions (2004 Northwest Playwrights' Competition, 2005 Best New Play by The Seattle Times, 2006 L.A. Weekly Theater Award for Excellence in Playwriting); Ten Acrobats in An Amazing Leap of Faith premieres at Silk Road Theater Project, Chicago ("After Dark Award"/John W. Schmid Award for Best New Play).
2007 The Monologist Suffers Her Monologue premieres at NIBRAS Arab American Theater Collective, New York.
2008 Our Enemies: Lively Scenes of Love and Combat premieres at Silk Road Theater Project, Chicago (American Theatre Critics Association's M. Elizabeth Osborn Award, One of Chicago Sun Times Best Plays of the Year, Jeff Nomination, Chicago, finalist for American Theater Critics Association Steinberg/New Play Award); Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes premieres at Golden Thread Productions (Kitchen Dog's National New Play Competition Award).
2010 Language Rooms premieres at Wilma Theater, Philadelphia (Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award); El Guindi wins Middle East America Distinguished Playwright Award.
2011 Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World premieres at ACT, Seattle (Steinberg/American Theater Critics Association's New Play Award, Seattle's Gregory Award).
2014 The Tyrant premieres at Sandbox One-Act Play Festival.
2015 Threesome premieres at Portland Center Stage, later runs at 59E59 Theaters, New York (Best Original Script, Drammy Awards, Portland); El Guindi wins The Stranger's Genius Award.
2017 The Talented Ones premieres at Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland (wins Santa Barbara Independent Indy Award). Collaborator is produced by The Butterfly Club, Melbourne, Australia.
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