Daughters of Dust

Daughters of Dust

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Daughters of Dust


Three Syrian sisters, separated by war, unwillingly find themselves on a reunion journey. Will their personal and political differences tear them apart or can their memories of the past heal them?
Project Status:Seeking development and a future production.
Project Description:

Three Syrian sisters, separated by war, unwillingly find themselves on a reunion journey. The eldest runs to join freedom fighters, finding new purpose while mourning the disappearance of her sisters and fiancé. The middle sister escapes to America and becomes a social media justice warrior criticized by Western Halal Policing and constantly pulled to find her missing sisters. The youngest is left behind to survive, eventually finding herself in the sights of the al-Khansaa female honour brigade and forced to forget her past. Although all three sisters are unified in their want for change, their personal and political differences threaten to tear them apart forever.


SEVAN is an award-winning actor-playwright whose work has been produced/developed in London and New York. 2022 Playwright's Center Core Writers Group. 2022 New Arab American Theatre cohort. 2021 NAMT 33rd Festival of New Musicals; 2021 Orchard Project Performance Lab; 2020 Theatre Row Kitchen Sink Residency; 2018 PlayPenn Conference; 2018 Pipeline Theatre Lab; Bush Theatre inaugural 2015 Emerging Writers Group; The Public Theater 2011 Emerging Writers Group; NYTW Usual Suspect; Rising Circle Theatre Collective 2010 InkTANK Writer's Lab; 2016 Kondazian Playwriting Award for Armenian Stories. 2016 Arch and Bruce Foundation Playwriting Prize.

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