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Sylvia Khoury

Sylvia Khoury is a New York-born writer of French and Lebanese descent. Her plays include Selling Kabul (Upcoming World Premiere at Williamstown Theater Festival 2019, 2018 L. Arnold Weissberger Award and Jay Harris Commission, Citation of Excellence from Laurents/Hatcher Award, 2017 Kilroys List), Powerstrip (Upcoming World Premiere 2019, Playwrights Horizons Reading, WP Theater Workshop), Against the Hillside (Ensemble Studio Theater Premiere, Lark Playwrights’ Week, Eugene O’Neill Playwrights’ Conference, 2016 Kilroys List, Roundabout Theater Underground Reading Series), and The Place Women Go (Colt Coeur/WP Theater Parity Plays Reading). She is a member of the 2018-2019 Rita Goldberg Playwrights’ Workshop at The Lark and of EST/ Youngblood. Previously, she was a member of the 2016-2018 Womens’ Project Lab and the 2015-2016 Dramatists’ Guild Fellowship. She holds a BA from Columbia University and an MFA from the New School for Drama. She is a third-year student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.



American Voice: Doctors and Playwrights

This is the reason why, across Sylvia’s plays, there are no villains. There are only people trying to live – often unsure how – in circumstances foreign to us for their distance from American soil but otherwise awfully familiar.