Yussef El Guindi
Born in Egypt, raised in London and now based in Seattle, Yussef El Guindi’s work frequently examines the collision of ethnicities, cultures and politics that face immigrants, Arab-Americans and Muslim Americans in particular. Productions include People of the Book at ACT in Seattle, The Talented Ones at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, and Threesome at Portland Center Stage. Bloomsbury/ Methuen Drama recently published “The Selected Works of Yussef El Guindi.” He is the recipient of many honors, including the “Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award”, American Blues Theater’s “Blue Ink Playwriting Award”, “L.A. Weekly’s Excellence in Playwriting Award”, “Seattle’s Gregory Award” and the “Middle East America Distinguished Playwright Award”.