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Sylvia Khoury

(Playwright) Sylvia Khoury grew up in Westchester, NY, but didn’t speak English until she was five. Her mother is French (by way of Algeria and Tunisia) and her father is Lebanese (by way of Turkey). Her plays include Against the Hillside (2016 Eugene O’Neill Theater Conference, 2016 Kilroys’ List, 2015 Roundabout Underground Workshop, 2015 NNPN National Showcase of New Plays) and Selling Kabul (2016 Bloodworks Reading, Youngblood). She is a member of the 2016-2018 Women’s Project Playwright’s Lab, EST/Youngblood and is a Dramatists’ Guild Fellow. Her plays have been developed at The Kennedy Center, The New School for Drama, Columbia University, and Naked Angels. Semi-Finalist: Jerome Fellowship at the Lark. Sylvia completed her undergraduate degree in Middle Eastern Studies at Columbia University (2012) and received an MFA in Playwriting at the New School for Drama (2015). She lives in New York City, where she is a second-year medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Contact: Kate Navin at Gersh.

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