blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Yasmine Rana is the recipient of a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship in Playwriting from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Rana’s plays have been produced, developed, and publicly read at theaters and festivals in the United States and internationally, including Circle East Theater, Second Stage Theatre’s DestiNation America Project, HERE’s American Living Room Festival, and many others. Her plays and monologues have been published in The Best Stage Scenes of 1999 and The Best Women’s Monologues of 1999 (both from Smith and Kraus, 2001), Alabama Literary Review, and U. S. 1 Worksheets. She is also a registered drama therapist and has worked with refugees in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Republic of Georgia, and Switzerland. She received her BFA and MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University, where she received a Paulette Goddard Fellowship. She also holds an MAT and clinical certificates in Creative Arts Therapies from New School University and in International Trauma Studies from NYU.  

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