Support "The Yacoubian Building"

Over a dozen Middle Eastern theater artists, along with a variety of other collaborators, have come together to bring an important new work of Middle Eastern theater to the U.S. stage this spring.

The new play THE YACOUBIAN BUILDING is based on the beloved and bestselling Egyptian novel. It chronicles the lives of Egyptians of different religions, sexual orientations, and class backgrounds. The titular apartment block becomes a microcosm of an Egypt infested with corruption, discrimination, and despair. A love letter to the Middle East, the play conjures an Egypt before the Arab Spring, still on the brink of change, deeply divided but full of hope.

Your contribution goes directly to compensation for the nearly twenty actors, designers, and crew that are bringing THE YACOUBIAN BUILDING to the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center this March. 

We have a modest fundraising goal and even the smallest contributions will go far. Your generosity will help to ensure that this project has a long life. Our hope is that the play can create employment opportunities for Middle Eastern theatre artists for years to come.  
  • Brandon & Lulu Hall 
    • $160 
    • 51 mos
  • G.R. Johnson 
    • $50 
    • 51 mos
  • Andrew Albin 
    • $30 
    • 51 mos
  • Nadia Elokdah 
    • $60 
    • 51 mos
  • Laley Lippard 
    • $10 
    • 51 mos
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Kareem Fahmy 
New York, NY