CAITLIN NASEMA CASSIDY (SIWAR, VARIOUS) National Tours: ShowBoat, Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Other Theatre: Anything Goes (Williamstown), Kafka’s Metamorphosis (Synetic Theater Company), Yerma (London Cockpit), Cymbeline, Adapted (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre). Readings and Workshops: New York Theatre Workshop, The Lark, Women’s Project Theater, Noor Theatre, The Civilians, Epic Theatre Ensemble. TV: A Crime To Remember. Training: London’s East 15 School of Acting and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Endless love and gratitude to mom, dad, Connor, Geoff, and the There Is A Field family. www.CaitlinNCassidy.com
ALAN CEPPOS (HASSAN/JUDGE OR) first appeared on Broadway at the age of nine in The Three Musketeers. He has since appeared numerous times in various Off Broadway productions, films, television commercials as well as Knots Landing, The Conan O’Brien Show, The David Letterman Show, Days of our Lives, New York Undercover and Law and Order. He is also Co-Founder and President of The Hamptons Honey Company and PIQ, a Retail Gift concept with multiple locations including Grand Central Terminal and Rockefeller Center in NYC. Special thanks to FAR.
GAMZE CEYLAN (JAMILA) most recent NY stage work was in ‘LoveRosePepe’ based on Gertrude Stein’s Children’s Story and devised by Handan Ozbilgin Bromley and Henry Holmes at the Target Margin Theatre Lab (Connelly Theatre). Other NY and regional credits include: ‘A Doll’s House-Remix’ with the Epic Theatre Company, ‘The Wishing Tree’ by Mustafa Kaymak (Signature Theatre), ‘The Butcher’ by Gwydion Suilebhan (Players Theater), ‘the wall: a story of the land’ by Noelle Ghoussaini (Brooklyn Lyceum), ‘Lidless’ by Francis Ya-Chu Cowhig (Philadelphia’s InterAct Theatre), ‘Neither Heaven Nor Earth’ by John Hansen-Brevetti and Gabriella Pinto (New School’s Theater). www.gamzeceylan.com
JACKSON GOLDBERG (BARAA, VARIOUS) is an American actor based in Brooklyn, NY. He most recently appeared in Wreckless Endeavor Productions’ TV Series Night Shift (Milton), and recent theatre credits include INVASION! (Actor A) by Jonas Hasan-Khemiri at Theater for the New City, NYC, Rabindranath Tagore’s The Post Office (Patrick Moore) at George St. Playhouse in New Brunswick, NJ, and Gruesome Playground Injuries (Doug) by 2010 Pulitzer prize finalist Rajiv Joseph at 4615 Theatre Company in Washington DC. Jackson graduated from Indiana University Bloomington where he majored in Arabic language. Jackson is from San Francisco, CA.
AMEL KHALIL (NARDEEN) is delighted to play her first lead role in a theater production as Nardeen, with Donkeysaddle Projects. Recent credits include the 2016 Vagina Monologues. Film credits include lead roles in shorts, El Mundo Mas Alla, and Shift as well as contributions to Michael Pinckney’s TV pilot series The Trade. Amel is a trained Mixed Martial Artist for stage combat and will be showcased in both Messengers and Nightwing Escalation web series. As a Palestinian American, Amel is honored to be a part of such an important piece so clearly depicting the daily struggle faced by the strong and faithful people of Palestine.
KESAV WABLE (ASEEL) is an actor/writer who has appeared in several productions on stage, in film and TV. Stage credits include: Bassam in Tsunami (PEN World Voices Play Festival 2014); Vilayat Khan in Soundwaves (New York Fringe Festival 2013); TV credits: ABC’s hit show What Would You Do. He wrote and produced For Flow, a short film that was a 2011 HBO American Black Film Festival Finalist and aired on HBO and Cinemax. www.kesavmwable.com
Noelle Ghoussaini (Director)- Noelle Ghoussaini is a playwright, director and educator. She has created theatrical works throughout the US, France, Russia and the Middle East. Noelle is currently a 2050 directing fellow at New York Theatre Workshop where she is developing a site-specific performance about dreams. In 2013, she was a Laundromat Project create change fellow as well as a participant at the Lincoln Center Director’s lab and the Bolshoi Drama Theatre’s Director’s lab. She has two, very cute cats. www.noelleghoussaini.com
Jen Marlowe (Playwright/Producer) is an award-winning author/filmmaker/playwright and human rights/social justice activist. Her plays include There Is A Field. Her books include I Am Troy Davis, The Hour of Sunlight: One Palestinian’s Journey from Prisoner to Peacemaker, which won the 2012 Middle East Monitor’s Palestine Book Award, and Darfur Diaries: Stories of Survival. Her films include One Family in Gaza, Rebuilding Hope: Sudan’s Lost Boys Return Home and Darfur Diaries: Message from Home, and, just completed, Witness Bahrain. For more information about Jen’s work, visit www.donkeysaddle.org.
Sarah Jane Schostack (Stage Manager/Assistant Director): Select assistant directing credits: Lincoln Center Originals: CRY HAVOC (Lincoln Center), Period of Adjustment (WHAT), Disney’s The Lion King Jr. and A Rockin’ Midsummer Night’s Dream (Michael Unger and the 12.14 Foundation/NewArts Newtown Musicals), The Stone Will Roll (New York Theatre Workshop) and Trip to Bountiful (Hangar Theatre). Selected NYC directing credits: Manere Fortis (Semi-Finalist in the Take Ten Festival), The Stand-Ins, and No Stranger There by Luke Wise (2014 Samuel French Finalist). Stage management credits include Prelude Festival 2015, Theban Plays at the Brick Theatre. Associate Member of the SDCF.
The Land Day Tour is conducted as a partnership between 50 Shades of Black, Adalah, Center for Constitutional Rights, CODEPINK, Donkeysaddle Projects, Dream Defenders, Hands Up United, Jewish Voice for Peace, Students for Justice in Palestine-National, and the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.
Media Supporter: Arab America (www.arabamerica.com)