Born in Beirut and raised in the U.S., Ismail Khalidi’s plays include Truth Serum Blues (Pangea World Theater), Tennis in Nablus (Alliance Theater), Foot (Teatro Amal), Sabra Falling (Pangea World Theater), and the co-adaptation of Ghassan Kanafani’s novella Returning to Haifa for the stage (commissioned by the Public Theater).
Khalidi has previously been a Many Voices Fellow at the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis, as well as an Emerging Writers Fellow at the New York Theater Workshop. His writing has appeared in The Nation, Mizna, Guernica, The Daily Beast, American Theatre Magazine, Remezcla, and Words Without Borders.
Khalidi is the co-editor, along with Naomi Wallace, of Inside/Outside: Six Plays from Palestine and the Diaspora (TCG, 2015).
Khalidi is currently writing plays on commission for Noor Theatre and the Actors Theatre of Louisville, and is an artist-in-residence with Teatro Amal in Chile. He holds an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.