The world premiere of Energy Strip debuts Off-Broadway at Lincoln Middle Theater’s Claire Tow Theater as a part of LCT3’s fall season. Written by Sylvia Khoury and directed by Drama Desk nominee Tyne Rafaeli (Normal Ladies), the play begins performances October 5 with an official opening October 21.
The drama follows Yasmin, a younger Syrian residing in a Greek refugee camp who spends her days depending on an electrical energy strip. The Syrian Civil Warfare destroyed the world she as soon as new, and now each day is a combat to outlive. Dina Shihabi performs Yasmin in a solid that additionally options Peter Ganim, Darius Homayoun, and Ali Lopez-Sohaili.
The manufacturing will function scenic design by Arnulfo Maldonado, costumes by Dede Ayite, and lighting design by Jen Schriever.
Khoury is a graduate of the New Faculty for Drama’s MFA and lately noticed her play Promoting Kabul debut at Williamstown Theatre Competition forward of its scheduled Off-Broadway debut at Playwrights Horizons in 2020. Her different works embrace Towards the Hillside and The Place Girls Go. She is a earlier recipient of the Dramatists’ Guild Fellowship, a former member of the Girls’s Undertaking Lab, and present member of the Rita Goldberg Playwrights’ Workshop at The Lark and Youngblood at Ensemble Studio Theatre.
Rafaeli beforehand labored because the affiliate director to Bartlett Sher on Lincoln Middle Theater’s productions of The King and I and Golden Boy. She is a former fellow of the WP Theater and acquired the 2014 SDC Sir John Gielgud Fellowship for Basic Route. Her work has been seen at Basic Stage Firm, Roundabout, MTC, and extra.
Performances are at the moment scheduled via November 17.