Omer Abbas Salem

Omer Abbas Salem

Omer Abbas Salem is a Chicago actor and writer. His Chicago credits include: Linda and Earthquakes in London (Steep Theatre), Pinocchio (The House Theatre), INVASION! and My Dear Hussein (Silk Road Rising), In to America (Griffin Theatre), Little Flower of East Orange (Eclipse Theatre), Even Longer and Further Away (The New Colony). Regional Credits: Angels in America I & II, A Christmas Carol, You Across...
Omer Abbas Salem is a Chicago actor and writer. His Chicago credits include: Linda and Earthquakes in London (Steep Theatre), Pinocchio (The House Theatre), INVASION! and My Dear Hussein (Silk Road Rising), In to America (Griffin Theatre), Little Flower of East Orange (Eclipse Theatre), Even Longer and Further Away (The New Colony). Regional Credits: Angels in America I & II, A Christmas Carol, You Across from Me (Actors Theatre of Louisville). Off-Broadway Credits: Eddie and Dave (The Atlantic Theater) and I am Going to Change the World (Roundabout Theater). His play Mosque4Mosque will be produced by the National Queer Theater as part of their Criminally Queer Festival in June. His work has been produced at Jackalope Theater, The New Colony, Viscera Theater, SoCal Queer Theater, National Queer Theater, and The Actors Theatre of Louisville. He is a proud Core Ensemble Member of The New Colony, an acting apprentice at the Actors Theatre of Louisville 17/18, and is a founding member of MENASA MidWest. More at www.omerabbassalem.com

Plays

  • Mosque4Mosque
    Ibrahim is the average 30something Arab American Muslim who is constantly being reminded how unmarried he is by his relentlessly caring immigrant mother, Sara. Having helped raise his smart, popular, hijabi cheerleading younger sister Lena, Ibrahim has always been comfortable sinking into the background. Normal job, quiet life, easy men. But on the precipice of finding what could be his first real relationship...
    Ibrahim is the average 30something Arab American Muslim who is constantly being reminded how unmarried he is by his relentlessly caring immigrant mother, Sara. Having helped raise his smart, popular, hijabi cheerleading younger sister Lena, Ibrahim has always been comfortable sinking into the background. Normal job, quiet life, easy men. But on the precipice of finding what could be his first real relationship, Sara feels compelled to take Ibrahim's future into her own hands by attempting to arrange her son's Big Gay Muslim Wedding all on her own.

    Mosque4Mosque is a dramedy about a normal Muslim American family attempting to live in America immediately prior to and immediately after Trump's inauguration.
  • An Incubator
    An Utah Senator is pregnant and visits a reproductive specialist for an exam and so begins a tumultuous relationship. He is the worlds' first pregnant man and she hates having to help him. This is a play about appropriation and when we're forced to tolerate it. This is a play about privilege and when we tolerate it. It's a Science Fiction fifteen minute play.
  • *~*ElAgAb FaB*~*
    Elagabalus is a FABULOUS gender fluid, queer, and Syrian Roman Emperor. Watch him struggle to explain his way into heaven. The more he speaks, the deeper the hole he digs. Based on history, Elagab is an absurdist reaction piece to Trump's election and was created at the Actors Theatre of Louisville.