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She He Me

June 21 (8:00pm), June 22 (2:00pm), June 23 (8:00pm)

Written and directed by Raphaël Amahl Khouri

Tickets for She He Me are Pay-What-You-Wish, ranging from $15 to $120 per ticket.

Celebrate Pride Month, resistance, and love with National Queer Theater and PAC NYC.

She He Me is the first Arab transgender play. It follows the true stories of three Arab characters who challenge gender norms. Randa is an Algerian trans woman who is expelled under the threat of death from her homeland because of her LGBT activism there. Omar is a Jordanian non-binary person, who, rather than body dysphoria, suffers social dysphoria when it comes to the strict codes of masculinity imposed and expected of them by both the heterosexual and gay community around them. Rok is a Lebanese trans man. His main challenge is convincing his very conservative religious mother that her daughter is actually a boy. Through humor and horror, the three characters come up against the state, society, and family, but also themselves.

Originally developed for the 2020 Criminal Queerness Festival with Dixon Place.

She He Me  Photo: Kosmos Theater

Post-show Discussion: June 23

Members of the cast and company discuss the inspiration, themes, and creative process behind She He Me.

Content Advisory

Contains domestic violence, police violence and sexual abuse.

Raphaël Amahl Khouri
Raphaël Amahl Khouri Author and Director
National Queer Theater
National Queer Theater

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