Adam Ashraf Elsayigh

Adam Ashraf Elsayigh is an Egyptian writer, theater maker, and dramaturg in his first season as the Literary Manager and Resident Dramaturg of the Asolo Repertory Theatre. Adam writes theater and TV scripts that interrogate the intersections of queerness, immigration, and colonialism from his lens as a queer, Arab, immigrant. Adam’s ethos is to tell and amplify stories from communities that have been historically under and misrepresented on American television screens and stages. Adam’s plays (including Memorial, Jamestown/ Williamsburg, The Marginalia and Drowning in Cairo) have been developed and seen at The Lark, The Tisch School of the Arts, the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, and Golden Thread Productions. Adam is a Co-founder of The Criminal Queerness Festival with National Queer Theater, and a fellow at Georgetown University's Laboratory for Global Performance & Politics. He holds a BA in Theater with an emphasis in Playwriting and Dramaturgy from NYU Abu Dhabi and is an MFA Candidate in Playwriting at Brooklyn College. Learn more about what Adam is up to at

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