This Is Who I Am
- By Amir Nizar Zuabi
- Directed by Evren Odcikin
- 70 mins
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a balancing act of care and resentment, closeness
and vast separation, two actors cook in real-time
over video chat
Separated by continents, an estranged father and son reunite over Zoom. From their respective kitchens in Ramallah and New York City, they recreate a cherished family recipe and struggle to bridge the gap between them, one ingredient at a time. Told through the intimacy of a video call, with humor and humanity Amir Nizar Zuabi’s new play explores the unpredictable nature of grief and the delicacy of family connection across geographical and generational divides.
“My first commissioned play for Woolly Mammoth was a co-production with five major theatres across the country, written by the brilliant Amir Nizar Zuabi, and streamed live every night on Zoom. We recorded the last performance for posterity, and then heard from so many people that they had missed it! Though it is not performed live anymore, I am so proud of the work that Ramsey, Yousof, and this tremendous creative team were able to accomplish under pandemic circumstances.”
- Maria Manuela Goyanes, Artistic Director