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Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel

Yasmin (she/they) is a dramaturg, journalist and oral historian with roots in and around Chicago. As a queer, fat, brown femme, they endeavor to amplify and archive stories that go lost/stolen/forgotten. 

Their arts writing and research explores possibility models for a more inclusive and sustainable theatre culture and industry (American Theatre magazine, Teen Vogue, Chicago Reader, Windy City Times, Rescripted, Austin Chronicle, Sightlines). As a dramaturg and new play worker, they specialize in queer family drama, theatre for young audiences, and devised theatre (Free Street Theater, Timeline Theatre, Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Strawdog Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Red Tape, New Manifest, University of Texas at Austin, University of California Santa Barbara, Athena Project).

They currently serve on committees for the Association for Theater in Higher Education and the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America.

Mikhaiel holds a M.A. in Performance as Public Practice from The University of Texas at Austin and a B.F.A. in Dramaturgy/Criticism from The Theatre School at DePaul University. They are City Bureau's Digital Producer and teach as part-time faculty at The Theatre School.​