Ali had the good fortune to take part in "Re-Reading Oppression," an evening of one-act plays centered around the theme of oppression at the Martin E. Segal Center on April 30th, featuring three significant playwrights from the U.S. (Amiri Baraka), England (Harold Pinter), and Egypt (Salah Abdel Sabour). This event was curated by dramaturg and Segal Center’s 2017/18 Next Generation Fellow Salma S. Zohdi, in collaboration with director Robin A. Eriksen. NIGHT TRAVELLER by Salah Abdel Sabour was live-streamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network. You can view the reading and the Q&A livestream in the link below.
You've been patiently waiting, well here it is: The first official trailer for the alien invasion comedy, Snatchers! The movie is still in post production, but we're keeping our fingers crossed that we're screening starting this summer.
If you happen to be visiting VR Park Dubai at the Dubai Mall, be sure to play APE-X in Arabic. You'll probably hear a very familiar voice as the villain, Fuse! 😉Special thanks to LuckyHammers and Edge Studio for bringing Ali on board this project. Watch the trailer by clicking below, and book yourselves a ticket to Dubai to enjoy this fun VR experience.
Ali recently wrapped work on "The Funeral", a short film by Ahsan Minhas. The film is set to be making the rounds at multiple festivals for awards consideration later this year. You can watch it by clicking below.
Ali took part in an NYU Tisch workshop reading of "Drowning In Cairo", a new play by Adam El Sayigh and directed by Celine Rosenthal. The play tells the story of 3 men growing up in Cairo coming to terms with their sexuality and how the culture and legal system impacts their relationships.
Ali is proud to cap an amazing year with a career milestone: completing the long-form improv program at the Upright Citizens Brigade (NY), a culmination of 3 years of hard work, creative development and comedy training. And it's only the beginning...
Ali is thrilled to be making his American theater debut with the off-Broadway play "Angels Among Us" by Elise Milner. This hit dramatic play, produced by Hanging Cow Productions, made its debut performance this past May and will return onstage for a holiday reprise on December 4th-10th, 2017 at the American Theatre of Actors (Mon-Fri 8pm curtain and Sat/Sun 2pm and 7pm).
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Ali will be performing a stage reading of Hassan Abdulrazzak's THE PROPHET with the Voyage Theater Company on Thursday October 26th, 7pm at the New York Public Library on 53rd street. The reading is directed by Edmund Wilkinson, and features Thamer Jendoubi, Anthoula Katsimatides, Robert Krakovski, and Amanda Ladd.
Learn more about the play and RSVP at the link below. See you there!
Listen to Ali's interview on ACTSIDERS, a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Ingrid Raison where she shares the stories, trials and tribulations of immigrant and international actors living in New York City. You can listen to the interview on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher Radio. Find out more about ACTSIDERS and listen to more episodes at the link below.
Ali is excited to announce that he will be playing the role of Ami in the upcoming sci-fi comedy feature SNATCHERS (Dir: John Kingman), due for release in 2018.