- photo from promotional material for Solitaire by Dalia Basiouny
Dalia Basiouny is an Egyptian writer, theatre artist, and scholar whose work illuminates the issues of women and the function of art in times of revolution. Recently named a finalist for the League of Professional Theatre Women’s Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Artist Award, Dr. Basiouny has directed internationally throughout the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. Most notably, her work was showcased at Kennedy Center’s Arabesque Festival in 2009. The recipient of many awards including the Fulbright Arts Grant (USA), and the British Council Chevening Scholarship (UK), Dr. Basiouny received her Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her scholarship examines the political theatre of Arab American Women after 9/11. Basiouny teaches English at October 6 University in Cairo.