Agosto 2012

Quarta-feira, 15


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Yasmine Beverly Rana

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Yasmine is a playwright, drama  therapist, and educator whose plays have been developed and  produced in the United States and abroad. Yasmine has collaborated  with theaters and festivals including La MaMa, Theater for the New  City’s Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, Epic Theatre  Festival at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn, Washington and Lee  University’s Theatre in the Academe Symposium, Romania’s Fest  Art In Cluj, The Looking Glass Theatre, Johns Hopkins University  Theatre, Brooklyn College’s GI60 Festival, Playwrights Theatre of  New Jersey, Birmingham Repertory Theatre (U.K), Second Stage  Theatre’s DestiNation America Festival, The Austin Woman’s  Film, Television, and Theater Festival, The Mae West Fest in  Seattle, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, 12 Miles West Theatre, The Jewel  Box Theatre in Los Angeles, and the San Diego Human Rights  Festival. Her plays have been published in journals and  anthologies including The Alabama Literary Review, The Best  Women’s Monologues and the Best Stage Scenes (Smith and Kraus  Publishers), Blackbird, The Kenyon Review, TDR The Drama Review,  and The Contemporary European Idea.

Yasmine’s plays have been  translated and published in Romania as the volume Cinci Piese de  Teatru. Seagull Books’ In Performance series published The War  Zone is My Bed and Other Plays in 2011. Recent projects include a  reading and launch of Yasmine’s book at Tara Arts in London, a  production of Blood Sky at the New Stage Performing Arts Center in  the Berkshires, Spare Tyre Theatre with New Diorama Theatre in  London presenting excerpts from the Seagull volume to celebrate  International Women's Month, with additional readings at TR  Warszawa and Museum of Modern Art Warsaw.
Fellowships include a Paulette Goddard Fellowship from New York  University and a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship in Playwriting from  the Sewanee Writers Conference at the University of the South. As 
a drama therapist, Yasmine has worked with refugees in Bosnia and  The Republic of Georgia and implemented an arts and education  program for Bosnian youth. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts  and Master of Fine Arts degrees from New York University’s Tisch  School of the Arts. Additional education includes a Master’s  degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, with  clinical certificates in Creative Arts Therapies and International  Trauma Studies. Yasmine’s work with the arts and traumatized  populations has been presented internationally at conferences and  workshops. She has contributed to textbooks and arts journals. The  Weekly Telegraph in the United Kingdom published an article on  Yasmine’s work with English language learning, the arts, and  displaced populations. Yasmine is also a performer and has  presented the solo version of The War Zone is My Bed in London’s  Institute of Contemporary Art and The Roundhouse, through the  Accidental Theatre Festival.
Yasmine's latest play, The Fallen will be produced by Nora's  Playhouse in July 2012 at New York University as part of Gallatin  School's Alumni and Society outreach. Nora’s Playhouse is a New  York-based women’s theater company Yasmine co-founded and serves  as Playwright in Residence.

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