faggy faafi Cairo boy

A play set in Cairo and Purgatory, that attempts to answer the question, "Can homophobia survive the grave?"

Lead Artist:


Mariam Bazeed

Mariam Bazeed, Dina El Kamelr, Louis Sallan, Martin Zebari

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Friday, 29 October 2021

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a play set in Cairo and Purgatory, attempts to answer the question, "Can homophobia survive the grave?" MOHAMMAD, a queer Arab man, returns from his hella gay, emigré life in New York, to Cairo and his father in a coma, laid out silent and gray on a hospital cot, from whom he is closeted. by the time the two men exit the room, father and son will know it for a fact: the worst kind of ghosts are the ones that don't come back.* featuring such characters as PORN TAPE and THE ANGEL G[abriel], "faggy faafi Cairo boy," promises to try to make you laugh-cry. an excerpt of the play was performed once in 2019 as a staged reading, and never again since. it's being shared in a digital festival cuz #Covid, and it's the play I want to finish, and nothing finishes a play like a deadline can. *this line is borrowed from Hala Alyan's poem, “The Worst Ghosts,” published in The Twenty-Ninth Year.

Mariam Bazeed (they/them) -- playwright + director
Dina El Kamel (she/her) -- actor
Lou Sallan (he/him) -- actor
Martin Zebari (he/him/they/them) -- actor

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Meet the Artist

Mariam Bazeed

Mariam Bazeed


New York

Mariam is an Egyptian immigrant, writer, spoken word artist, performance artist, stage actor and cook.

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Meet the Curator

Sivan Battat

Sivan Battat

New York


Sivan is a theatre director & community organizer, and the Associate Artistic Director of Noor Theatre.

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