Raphael Khouri

Raphaël Amahl Khouri

Raphaël Amahl Khouri is a queer transgender Arab-German documentary playwright and theatremaker living between Cairo and Berlin. Khouri is the author of several plays, including She He Me (Kosmos Theatre, Vienna 2019), ICH BRAUCHE MEINE RUHE (Politik im Freien Theater Festival, Munich 2018) and No Matter Where I Go (Beirut 2014).  Khouri is also a part of the Climate Change Theater Action and their play Oh, How We Loved Our Tuna! was read internationally as part of the initiative. Khouri was a selected playwright at the Arcola Global Queer Plays (London 2018) and the Lark hotINK international play reading series (NYC, 2015). Khouri is an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab (NYC, 2013) and was the recipient of a Rosenthal Emerging Voices fellowship for poetry from PEN USA (Los Angeles, 2007). His work has been published in several US journals, as well as Global Queer Plays (Oberon Books 2018), Skrivena Ljubav (Samizdat 2018) and International Perspectives on Where Performance Leads Queer anthology (Palgrave, 2016). Khouri's work also appears in the International Queer Drama Anthology published by Neofelis Verlag in 2020 and the Metheun Drama Book of Trans Plays. 

In 2020 Khouri read from one of his texts as part of »Reading Resistence« during  PostHeimat - Encounter #4 at the Maxim Gorki Theatre. A text of Khouris’ is part of DARK ROOM revisited by Jchj v. Dussel (directed by: Paul Spittler). The theatre film, in which Kouri is also performing, will premiere at the Queer Week 2021 at Gorki.


Dark Room Revisited