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Adam A. Elsayigh

Adam wearing round glasses and a red and white striped sweater

Adam Ashraf Elsayigh is a New York-based, Egyptian playwright, dramaturg, and producer. He first joined The Lark as the Roundtables and Casting Apprentice in 2019, and now serves as the Development Assistant. Adam is passionate about working in development at The Lark because he sees allocating resources for historically underrepresented communities as a part of his ethos as an anti-racist theater maker.

Through his writing and producing, Adam interrogates the intersections of queerness, immigration, and colonialism. Some of Adam's plays (Memorial, Jamestown/Williamsburg, and Drowning in Cairo) have been seen at IRT Theater, Dixon Place, Golden Thread Productions, and The NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center. Adam is the Co-founder of The Criminal Queerness Festival in partnership with National Queer Theater and he is a fellow at Georgetown University's Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics.

Adam holds a BA in Theater with an emphasis in Playwriting and Dramaturgy from NYU Abu Dhabi. When he’s not at the theater, you’ll usually find Adam making charcuterie boards for dinner parties, shopping in Bushwick thrift stores, and randomly browsing AirBnB for vacation ideas.

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