Sharifa Yasmin

Sharifa Yasmin

Sharifa Yasmin (she/her) is a trans Egyptian-American director and playwright from South Carolina. She has completed fellowships with the Drama League, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Manhattan Theatre Club, Geva Theatre, and is currently a 2020-21 National Directing Fellow with the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Yasmin graduated cum laude from Winthrop University and starting Fall 2021 will be a Brown/...
Sharifa Yasmin (she/her) is a trans Egyptian-American director and playwright from South Carolina. She has completed fellowships with the Drama League, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Manhattan Theatre Club, Geva Theatre, and is currently a 2020-21 National Directing Fellow with the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Yasmin graduated cum laude from Winthrop University and starting Fall 2021 will be a Brown/Trinity MFA Directing Candidate. As a playwright, her work reflects the intersection of queerness and Arab-American identity.

Plays

  • Close to Home
    A young Southern man’s life is disrupted when he stumbles upon a homeless trans girl who has taken a liking to the 200-year-old oak that sits on his property. Zara’s strict Islamic family has disowned her, leaving her with nowhere else to go, so Colt reluctantly takes her in. But with no clue how to take care of himself, let alone a teenager, Colt gains the help of a quiet Muslim man named Kaysar. All three are...
    A young Southern man’s life is disrupted when he stumbles upon a homeless trans girl who has taken a liking to the 200-year-old oak that sits on his property. Zara’s strict Islamic family has disowned her, leaving her with nowhere else to go, so Colt reluctantly takes her in. But with no clue how to take care of himself, let alone a teenager, Colt gains the help of a quiet Muslim man named Kaysar. All three are on very different journeys; Kaysar is searching for family, Zara is searching for home, and Colt is searching for some damn peace and quiet. Together, they find that what they're really looking for might just lie beneath the branches of an old oak tree.
  • 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.
  • These Perfect Seconds
    Jasmyne, a trans woman and bridesmaid, runs into an empty room at a wedding reception to catch her breath, only for the cause of her anxiety to follow her in. Drew and Jasmyne haven’t spoken in months and she wants to keep it that way; however, he has other plans. The past is reopened, the present examined, and in ten minutes, they find these perfect seconds.