Zeina Salame has deep roots in educational theatre, theatre for young audiences, and community based/applied theatre work. She is also a director, actor, and scholar with a PhD in Theatre Arts from the University of Oregon. Her dissertation, “Carried In One Woman—Reflections on Arab American Female Solo Performance” centers on themes of “home” and the creative value of embodied generational knowledge, heritage, and intersectionality in performance aesthetics.

We couldn’t be more thrilled to add “Director of ‘Zaynab’s Night of Destiny'” to her long list of accolades!

Some of her recent writing on theatre has been published on Howlround Theatre Commons, Etudes, Al Jadid, and in the Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures. A few of her recent creative collaborations include work with Artists Repertory Theatre’s Mercury Company, the Guthrie Theater’s Level Nine with New Arab American Theater Works, and the National Institute for Directing and Ensemble Creation with Pangea World Theater and Art2Action. Zeina is also a co-founder and artistic team member of Florida based theatre company, The 5 & Dime.