The Devils Between Us

In a small town in the boonies of South Carolina, a closeted young man named George is trying to figure out how to keep his late father's business running, only to be faced with a ghost from his youth. A young Muslim, who he knew as his boyhood lover Latif, has returned as Latifa to take care of her estranged fathers funeral. Forced to confront devils both have been avoiding, they find that their only way...
In a small town in the boonies of South Carolina, a closeted young man named George is trying to figure out how to keep his late father's business running, only to be faced with a ghost from his youth. A young Muslim, who he knew as his boyhood lover Latif, has returned as Latifa to take care of her estranged fathers funeral. Forced to confront devils both have been avoiding, they find that their only way out of the past, is through each other.
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The Devils Between Us

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  • Playwrights Foundation:
    3 May. 2021
    Playwrights Foundation highly recommends THE DEVILS BETWEEN US, which excelled to the Finalist round (top 35) for the 44th annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival out of 755 plays. Our community of readers felt this play best represented the mission of our festival. This work engaged us, inspired us, moved us, and was an outstanding example of transformative storytelling. Our local Bay Area Literary Council commends THE DEVILS BETWEEN US as a compelling, relevant, cathartic new work which should be produced now. Congratulations! #BAPF2021
  • Cheryl Bear:
    3 Aug. 2020
    An incredibly layered and rich capture of working through trauma in order to move forward. When we unmask prejudices, often they're covering an inability to accept oneself. A knowledge which helps us understand and therefore forgive their behavior. Beautifully complex and powerful work.
  • Nick Malakhow:
    25 Jun. 2020
    What an exquisitely told story with masterfully-rendered characters! Latifa is an incredible nucleus for the play, and the evolution of her connection to her hometown, family, and estranged friends is multi-faceted and nuanced. Yasmin's handling of the intersectional identities of each character is complex and inspiring, and she writes them with such tenderness and care, even when they're in conflict with one another (or themselves). Yasmin also does not shy away from the traumas her characters have faced--particularly Latifa and George--but places them in the context of a story the winds its way towards hope and healing. *Produce this*!

Development History

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    TransTheatreFest
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    2021
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    Women's Theatre Festival
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    2020