May’s Featured Speaker: Najla Said, New York/London Stage Actress – Selected Humorous Short Plays
Najla Said has performed regionally & internationally in Off-Broadway productions on many stages. Her theatre credits include, Nine Parts of Desire, Prophecy, The Fever Chart: Three Visions of the Middle East, and her eight week solo show, Palestine.
Najla performed Palestine in over 25 high schools, colleges, and universities around the country and the world. Text from Palestine was used in a musical piece that was performed by the West Eastern Divan Orchestra on their European tour.
Najla’s play The Assumption of Mary was featured in The Mysteries at The Flea Theatre.
Najla’s libretto for Mahmoud Fairouz’s Oratorio, “Zabur” was performed at Carnegie Hall,
Additionally, Najla collaborated with Vanessa Redgrave on “A World I Loved”, which was based on her grandmother’s memoir. This show premiered at The Brighton Festival in the UK and The Miller Theatre in collaboration with the Public Theatre in New York.
Najla has also guest starred on NCIS: New Orleans (CBS-TV).
Najla attended Princeton University where she graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Comparative Literature, Theatre and Dance.