An honest voice—written, spoken, performed.
Ramy El-Etreby is a queer, Muslim, Arab American writer, performer, storyteller and educator from Los Angeles, California. His writings have appeared in The Huffington Post, Queerty, KCET, and the award-winning blog Love Inshallah. His story, ”The Ride”, is featured in the ground-breaking anthology, Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, and Intimacy, which he also developed into a solo theatre piece.
Ramy creates at the intersection of arts, education and social justice. Ramy believes theater and storytelling are essential tools for human development. As people share their stories, they discover new things about themselves. As they bear witness to each other’s stories, they discover new things about the world around them. By fostering a deeper sense of empathy and compassion, the arts allow people to see each other in a more authentic way.
Ramy works as a teaching artist with the Geffen Playhouse, Center Theatre Group, and Sharewell. He holds an MA in Applied Theatre from the CUNY School of Professional Studies and is a VONA/Voices fellow. Ramy has collaborated on creative projects in prisons, schools, museums, places of worship, riverbanks, forests, and other magical spaces.