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A rehearsed reading of The Jungle Room at the London Writers’ Showcase

In December, my short play “The Jungle Room” was selected to be a part of the London Writers’ Showcase at the London Improv Theatre. The showcase is a night of

Sapiosexual screening at the NewFilmmakers NY Winter Screening series

Sapiosexual, a short film I edited last year, is now an official selection in the “New Filmmakers New York” Winter Screening series. The film is directed by New School MFA

The Theatre is a [ Safe and Special ] Place Where Conversations Begin.

As we get closer to the day when Donald Trump will be sworn in as the President of the United States, I can’t help but think back to one of

Election Day 2016

I had to pray today. I asked the big guy to help our nation make a sane decision; a decision that will keep us together and moving forward; a decision

9/11: What Does It Mean to Memorialize?

It is hard to believe that 15 years has passed since September 11, 2001. The events on that day started a new era in human history and have shaped the lives

Sapiosexual screening at the Action on Film Festival, CA

Sapiosexual, a short film that I edited this spring will have its festival debut at the Action on Film Festival in Monrovia, California.  The film is directed by New School

That bug… it bites hard.

A bug bit me. It really is tiny little bug, you can barely see it, but once it clenches its teeth on you, just forget it because you’re a goner. Its

A new skyline awaits.

This photograph above was why I got my studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn to begin with. I walked in to the space right before sunset on a beautiful day in May five years


“This is Omran. He’s alive. We wanted you to know.” We see so much war on television news, in movies, on tv shows. In a way we’ve become desensitized to

“you cannot expect life to be about creating things and making beauty”

Someone once very close to me directed these words to me on more than one occasion, “you cannot expect life to be about creating things and making beauty. That’s a