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Amahl Khouri

Amahl Raphael Khouri is a queer transgender Jordanian-German documentary playwright and theatermaker based in Berlin. Khouri is the author of several plays, including She He Me (2019), ICH BRAUCHE MEINE RUHE (2018) and No Matter Where I Go (2014). He is also a part of the Climate Change Theater Action and their play Oh, How We Loved Our Tuna! was read internationally as part of the initiative. Khouri was a selected playwright at the Arcola Global Queer Plays (2018) and the Lark hotINK international play reading series (2015).

Khouri was member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab (2013) and was the recipient of a Rosenthal Emerging Voices fellowship for poetry from PEN USA (2007).

Khouris work has been published in several U.S. journals, as well as Global Queer Plays (2018), Skrivena Ljubav (2018) and International Perspectives on Where Performance Leads Queer anthology (2016).