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 is a 2024 Brown/Trinity MFA Directing Candidate. As a playwright, her work reflects the...
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 is a 2024 Brown/Trinity MFA Directing Candidate. As a playwright, her work reflects the intersection of queerness and Arab-American identity.

Plays

  • Bone by Bone
    Visions of another couple who lived within an abandoned attic’s walls intertwine with Chris and Muna’s secrets, until Fayrouz and Yasir find old life reflected in the attic’s new inhabitants. Histories collide, spirits take hold, and the attic forms its own space in time somewhere between what was and what is in this examination of sex, shame, and the cost of being okay.
  • Close to Home
    Three southerners explore whether the second chances they are desperately seeking might be found with one another. Witty and resilient teenage trans femme Zara, rough-edged builder Colt, and protective Muslim immigrant Kaysar are each on their own journeys through landscapes of hope, survival, trauma, and the persistent call of joy. When their paths intertwine, new possibilities emerge for what the trio might...
    Three southerners explore whether the second chances they are desperately seeking might be found with one another. Witty and resilient teenage trans femme Zara, rough-edged builder Colt, and protective Muslim immigrant Kaysar are each on their own journeys through landscapes of hope, survival, trauma, and the persistent call of joy. When their paths intertwine, new possibilities emerge for what the trio might mean to each other in this fresh, deeply felt comedic drama about belonging.
  • 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.