Power Strip (a new play by Sylvia Khoury)
Lincoln Center presents Power Strip, which tells the story of Yasmin, a young Syrian refugee who spends her days tethered to an electric power strip in a Greek refugee camp. She was once a sheltered, middle-class student in Aleppo, but her life has been shattered by civil war. In the brutal world of the camp, Yasmin finds she must betray everything she values in order to survive. Following the performance, there will be a discussion and reception.
This performance is free for Fellows of The Academy for Teachers.
Playwright Sylvia Khoury is a New York-born writer of French-Lebanese descent. She is a Rita Goldberg Playwrights’ Workshop Fellow at The Lark and a member of EST/Youngblood. She holds an MFA from the New School for Drama and is currently a fourth-year student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Director Tyne Rafaeli is a British-American based in New York. The 2014 recipient of the SDC Sir John Gielgud Fellowship for Classic Direction, she served as associate director to Bartlett Sher on Broadway and West End productions. She received her training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and at Columbia University.