Amahl Khouri

Amahl Khouri

Amahl Khouri is a Jordanian documentary playwright and theatremaker based in Munich. Khouri's plays mostly engage LGBT Arab issues. They include No Matter Where I Go (Beirut 2014) and She He Me, staged in a reading at the Münchner Kammerspiele in December 2016. Khouri was a selected playwright at the Lark hotINK international play reading series. She is also the recipient of a Rosenthal Emerging Voices...
Amahl Khouri is a Jordanian documentary playwright and theatremaker based in Munich. Khouri's plays mostly engage LGBT Arab issues. They include No Matter Where I Go (Beirut 2014) and She He Me, staged in a reading at the Münchner Kammerspiele in December 2016. Khouri was a selected playwright at the Lark hotINK international play reading series. She is also the recipient of a Rosenthal Emerging Voices fellowship from PEN USA and was member of the Lincoln Center Director's Lab in 2013. Her work has been published in several U.S. journals and in the International Perspectives on Where Performance Leads Queer anthology. Khouri's plays have also been read internationally as part of the Climate Change Theatre Action.

Plays

  • She He Me
    She He Me follows the lives of three Arab characters who challenge gender. Randa is an Algerian male-to-female who is expelled under the threat of death from her homeland because of her LGBT activism there. Omar is a Jordanian gay man who rather than body dysphoria, suffers social dysphoria when it comes to the strict codes of masculinity imposed and expected of him by both the heterosexual and gay people...
    She He Me follows the lives of three Arab characters who challenge gender. Randa is an Algerian male-to-female who is expelled under the threat of death from her homeland because of her LGBT activism there. Omar is a Jordanian gay man who rather than body dysphoria, suffers social dysphoria when it comes to the strict codes of masculinity imposed and expected of him by both the heterosexual and gay people around him. Rok is Lebanese and female-to-male. His main challenge is convincing his very conservative rural mother that her daughter is actually a boy. Through humour and horror, the three characters come up against the state, society, the family, but also themselves.