Bazeed is an Egyptian immigrant, writer, performance artist, editor, curator, stage actor, and cook living in a rent-stabilized apartment in Brooklyn. An alliteration-leaning writer of prose, poetry, plays, and pantry lists, their work across genres has been published in print and online, and their multi award–winning plays performed in festivals in the United States and abroad. Recipient of the Dramatists Guild’s Lanford Wilson Award for creative promise, Bazeed is currently at work on their third full-length play, faggy faafi Cairo boy, and on a book-length erasure of the hyper-racist text, The Arab Mind. To procrastinate from facing the blank page, they run a performance salon series, and are a slow student of Arabic music.