Alyssa Haddad

Alyssa Haddad

Alyssa Haddad is a Brooklyn-based, award-winning (and losing) playwright of Lebanese and Italian descent. Her plays have been presented at the Capital Repertory Theatre, Centenary Stage Company, The Secret Theatre, Theater for the New City, Kraine Theatre, and The Midtown International Theatre Festival where she was the recipient of the Playwright’s Award.

She is an alumna of Living Room Theater...
Alyssa Haddad is a Brooklyn-based, award-winning (and losing) playwright of Lebanese and Italian descent. Her plays have been presented at the Capital Repertory Theatre, Centenary Stage Company, The Secret Theatre, Theater for the New City, Kraine Theatre, and The Midtown International Theatre Festival where she was the recipient of the Playwright’s Award.

She is an alumna of Living Room Theater’s New Play Incubator Lab, New Perspectives Theatre Company’s Women’s Work Short Play Lab and a 2019 Artist-In-Residence and Guest Lecturer at Adams State University’s Rare A.I.R program. She is a current member of Art House Productions INKubator Play Lab.

She holds a BA in History and Writing from The College of Saint Rose and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. More at alyssahaddad.com

Plays

  • The Newlywed Game
    A young interracial couple hosts their traditional families for Thanksgiving and drops the bomb that they are engaged, begging the question how do you create a future with someone from an entirely different past? *Formerly Across the Aisle
  • Peace and Quiet
    A family must decide what to do with Simon, the patriarch in his 70s suffering from Alzheimer's until his wife decides to take matters into her own hands.
  • Reflective
    A ten-minute play in which Tayla, a 16-year-old high school student faces her insecurities, bullying, and eventual self-acceptance to her own reflection.
  • Off-White; Or the Arab House Party Play
    Taking place post-9/11 in the 2000s, this play follows Leila, a mixed race Arab-American teen who throws her first house party in her all white suburban neighborhood.
  • WO[MAN]
    A United States Government Official and a Father show a Mother how her newborn daughter will be raised.