In the kitchen, our host tells her story about falling in love with Ashraf, a Syrian exile. When he vanishes, she impulsively trails him to the homeland she has never known. As the meal comes together and then falls apart, we hear the gripping stories of brutality, grace, and resilience from the Syrian refugees she met along the way.

Reviews of Oh My Sweet Land

“The riverting, toving “Oh My Sweet Land” tackles the plight of the refugee.”
The Village VOICE

“She translates the range of human emotions that Zuabi relates – passion, fear, incomprehension, terror, anger, resolve – with the empathy and imagination of the best storytellers.”
Exeunt NYC

Photos by Pavel Antonov

U.S. Premiere
SEP 08 – OCT 22, 2017

Written and Directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi

Nadine Malouf

Set and Costume Design:
Mariana Sanchez
Lighting Design:
Nicole Pearce
Sound Design:
Mark Van Hare
Production Stage Manager:
Aaron Gonzalez
Line Producer:
Lucy Jackson

Various Kitchens

Play staged in private homes and community spaces throughout NYC