We had a fantastic convo with Egyptian playwright Adam Elsayigh! Adam came to Mark for Redaction in NY, which is where we first met him. It was so nice to get to talk with him more.
Adam has been creating plays that give voice to the issues that queer Egyptians have faced. During this episode, we talked about the importance of representation of SWANA artists, about the reactions that different audiences have had to his play “Drowning in Cairo”, what elements Adam feels are vital to keep in mind when writing and presenting his plays, and much more!
To watch a reading of “Drowning in Cairo”, go to https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aQAFsPU6WjJKsejKd4TiORrJzAvO-pHS
The photos below are of:
Adam, shots from the reading of his play, the Mashrou Leila concert that we mentioned during the episode, & a couple of photos of the Queen Boat incident.