Yussef El Guindi to Receive ACT's New Play Award for Language Rooms
The play is about an Arab-American interrogator at a Guantanamo-like facility whose loyalty comes into question when he is faced with the challenge of interrogating his father. The readings will be followed by post-play discussions with the playwright and director. In addition to the staged readings, the winner receives $2,500 and an opportunity to workshop the play.
The cast for Language Rooms will include Khanh Doan (Esther), John Farrage (Nasser), Ray Gonzalez (Ahmed), William Hall, Jr. (Kevin), and a fifth actor to be announced.
El Guindi's previous plays include Back of the Throat, Ten Acrobats in an Amazing Leap of Faith, and Acts of Desire.