Najla Said

Najla Said is an award-winning actress, comedian and writer. As an actress, she has appeared Off-Broadway, regionally and internationally, as well as in film and television.  Recent credits include Heather Raffo's solo show "Nine Parts of Desire" at Seattle Repertory Theater (winner, Seattle Times Footlight Award, "Most Dazzling Performance") and the world premiere of "Prophecy" at The New End Theatre in London. Najla is a founding member of Nibras Arab-American Theatre Collective, and  served as its artistic director from 2005-2006.  She is one of New York Theatre Workshop's "Usual Suspects," and her writing has appeared in such varied publications as Mizna, the Arab-American literary journal, Heeb Magazine, and American Theatre. Her play, "Palestine" premiered at the "New Works Now" festival at The Public Theatre in 2006, and was developed with New York Theatre Workshop. Training: The Actors Center, The Public Theatre/NYSF. Najla is a graduate of Princeton University.