Karen Malpede

Karen Malpede

Karen Malpede is a playwright, theater director and co-Artistic Director of 22-year old, Brooklyn-based, Theater Three Collaborative. She is author of 18 produced plays; 4 of her recent plays will be anthologized in PLAYS IN TIME: THE BEEKEEPER'S DAUGHTER, PROPHECY, ANOTHER LIFE and EXTREME WHETHER, forthcoming Sept. 2017. She is editor of ACTS OF WAR; IRAQ & AFGHANISTAN IN SEVEN PLAYS. She has lived in Clinton Hill-Fort Greene for 30 years. She teaches theater and environmental studies at John Jay College for Criminal Justice, CUNY. She writes about politics, arts and culture for The Kenyon Review , Torture Magazine as well as The Brooklyn Reader and elsewhere.

Students in Cairo Playwriting workshop I led, with translator, Effat (l) and actor George Bartenieff (r). Me in the middle with Wafaa, Eman, Nesma.

Imagine Egypt: Cairo Today

By Karen Malpede Dalia's organic farm outside Cairo Cairo is awash in plastics, the water bottles from which everybody drinks, and worse, cheap knock-off-clothing, sneakers, flip-flops and household items imported from China spread out by peddlers...

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