VIDEO: Teaneck Playwright Shares Her Latest Work

Patch interviews Teaneck resident and graduate Yasmine Rana about her latest work, The War Zone Is My Bed and Other Plays. Rana recently read excerpts of the book at the .

According to the library:  

"The war zone is my bed and other plays" follows journeys of spiritual destruction and redemption from the banks of the Mississippi River and the fallen levees of New Orleans to the conflict-ravaged streets of Sarajevo and Kabul. The characters in Rana's politically charged and moving plays attempt to seek and sustain love in
violent circumstances. The book is published by Seagull Books and distributed by the University of Chicago Press.

Rana worked at the library during her high school years so this represents something of a homecoming for her. Born in New Orleans, she received BFA and MFAs in Dramatic Writing from the New York University. Currently she is the resident playwright and founder of Nora's Playhouse in New York City. The recipient of numerous fellowships whose works have been published in journals and anthologies, she is also a performer and therapist.


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