1 p.m. EDT Saturday, May 8, 2021
Meet Theatre Artist Denmo Ibrahim
Join us for a discussion with AANM artist-in-residence, Egyptian American theatre artist Denmo Ibrahim, moderated by Algerian American filmmaker and investigative journalist Assia Boundaoui. Denmo will discuss her upcoming live and interactive digital experience, Brilliant Mind, as well as her overall career in the theatre.
For questions, e-mail Kathryn Grabowski, Curator of Public Programs at [email protected]
Denmo Ibrahim is a first generation Egyptian American actor, playwright, short story author and screenwriter. A Sundance Theatre Lab Finalist, the SF Chronicle called her “a tower of strength in the Bay Area theatre scene.” Regional credits include Berkeley Repertory, American Conservatory of Theatre, The Old Globe, Seattle Rep, Marin Theatre Company and California Shakespeare Theatre. Her devised work has toured to international festivals in Egypt, France and Germany. In the U.S., her work has been supported by New York Theatre Workshop, Under St. Marks, Playwrights’ Center, Noor Theatre, University of Oregon, Golden Thread Productions, EXIT Theater, Alter Theatre and Zawaya. She is the creative director of Storykrapht, a founding artistic director of Mugwumpin, a resident artist of Golden Thread and a founding member of MENA Theatre Makers Alliance. Denmo holds an MFA from Naropa University and BFA from Boston University. A pilot of her new interactive film, The Brilliant Mind of Yusef El Musri, will have its world premiere at Marin Theatre Company (Spring 2021). She lives in San Francisco and Brooklyn.
Assia Boundaoui is an Algerian-American journalist and filmmaker based in Chicago. She has reported for the BBC, NPR, PRI, Al Jazeera, VICE and CNN. Her debut short film about hijabi hair salons for the HBO LENNY documentary series premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Her feature length debut THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED, a documentary investigating a decade of FBI surveillance in Assia’s Muslim-American community, had its world premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. She is currently a fellow with the Co-Creation Studio at the MIT Open Documentary Lab, where she is iterating her most recent work, the Inverse Surveillance Project. Assia has a Masters degree in journalism from New York University and is fluent in Arabic.
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