Said, Najla

Najla Said is a founding member of Nibras, the Arab-American theatre collective, whose inaugural production, Sajjil (Record) won best ensemble production at the 2002 New York International Fringe Festival. Najla is an actress, comedian, and writer whose work has appeared in such publications as Mizna, an Arab-American Literary Journal, and HEEB magazine. She trained at The Shakespeare Lab at the Public Theatre and The Actors Center in New York, and graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in comparative literature and a certificate in Theatre and Dance.   Among her theatrical appearances and colloborations are Nine Parts of Desire (Seattle Rep),  Salome (Lincoln Center Directors Lab), ReOrientalism (Northeast Tour), The Comfort and Safety of Your Own Home (International WOW), destiNATION: America (Second Stage Theatre) and, at Kaleidoscope Theatre Company, Love’s Labours Lost, She Stoops to Conquer and God and Mr. Smith.  Najla has also made numerous television and film appearances.

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