About the Playwright: Yasmine Beverly Rana's The War Zone is My Bed and Other Plays will be published by Seagull Books. The volume will include Blood Sky, Returning, and Paradise, all presented in Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey’s Reading Series. Yasmine is a founder and Resident Playwright at Nora’s Playhouse in New York, a new theater company celebrating the voices and stories of women artists. www.norasplayhouse.org. Her plays have been produced at Johns Hopkins University, Brooklyn College, Second Stage Theater, La MaMa E.T.C, among others.
About the Director: is the Artistic Director of Playwrights Theatre, where he has directed numerous world premiere productions of plays in his 19-year tenure. A winner of the Agnes E. Nixon playwriting award at Northwestern University for two of his plays, he has had readings and productions of plays at theatres in New Jersey and New York. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Performance Studies Department, he also holds an Masters of Public Administration in non-profit management from Seton Hall University, and teaches at both Fairleigh Dickinson and Seton Hall University.