MENA Theater Makers Alliance amplifies the voices of Middle Eastern and North African theater makers and expands how stories from and about our communities are told on U.S. stages.

We believe the rich tapestry of American theater must reflect this nation’s true diversity, and nuanced representations of MENA perspectives must be a vital part of cultural production in the U.S. 

 

We take space, make opportunities, champion artists, and build relationships with other marginalized communities and allies to build a more vibrant American theater.

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Yalla! A Benefit for Beirut

Join us for a variety show featuring performances from Lebanese and MENA artists on Saturday, September 26. This one-day-only digital event benefits the people of Lebanon affected by the explosion in Beirut on August 4. Find out more.

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Ways to Help Lebanon

We've compiled a list of organizations who are working on the ground in Beirut in the aftermath of the explosion. Find out more.

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A Statement of Solidarity

We stand with Black communities in demanding justice. Read our full statement.

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Are you a MENA artist? Fill out our survey.

Are you an artist who identifies as Middle Eastern or North African? We want to know more about you!.

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