Mariam Bazeed

Mariam Bazeed is an Egyptian immigrant, writer, performance artist, stage actor, and cook living 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 plays performed in festivals in the United States and abroad. Mariam is currently at work on a book-length erasure of The Arab Mind, written by the accomplished racist Raphael Patai; The Sunshine School Songbook, a solo cabaret sponsored by late-stage capitalism and the algorithms of Gulf Labor dystopias; and on the second draft of their so-faggy-it’s-in-the-title! play, faggy faafi Cairo boy. Their play, Kilo Batra: In Death More Radiant, written with Kamelya Omayma Youssef, will be staged in December 2021 at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.