Profile

Amahl Raphael Khouri is a queer transgender Jordanian documentary playwright and theatremaker based in Berlin.

Khouri is the author of several plays, including She He Me (Kosmos Theatre, Vienna 2019), ICH BRAUCHE MEINE RUHE (Politik im Freien Theater Festival, Munich 2018) and No Matter Where I Go (Beirut 2014). Khouri 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 (London 2018) and the Lark hotINK international play reading series (NYC, 2015). Khouri was a member of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab (NYC, 2013) and was the recipient of a Rosenthal Emerging Voices fellowship for poetry from PEN USA (Los Angeles, 2007). Khouri’s work has been published in several U.S. journals, as well as Global Queer Plays (Oberon Books 2018), Skrivena Ljubav (Samizdat 2018) and International Perspectives on Where Performance Leads Queer anthology (Palgrave,2016). Khouri’s work will also appear in the upcoming International Queer Drama Anthology published by Neofelis Verlag in 2020.

Education

BA - Communications | Lebanese American University

Bianca Stone

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Writing & Publishing

Lesley Nneka Arimah

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Writing & Publishing

Elissa Schappell

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Writing & Publishing

Julia Shipley

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Writing & Publishing

Matthew Dickman

Faculty, MFA in Writing; Postgraduate Writers' Conference; Visiting Faculty, MFA in Writing & Publishing

Ariel Francisco

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Writing & Publishing