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Ramy El-Etreby



Artist’s Quote

I use theater and storytelling to put a slightly different narrative about Muslims out there. Not every Muslim is dangerous. Some of us are queer and have cats and love musicals.

Luminary’s Quote

When you have multiple intersections of identities, you are consistently, consistently, consistently coming out. That’s what we fight for, right? Not the right to be any one thing but the right to be any goddamn thing you choose. – Staceyann Chin


Chin, Staceyann. “Coming Out Can Be Costly,” YouTube video from VideoOut, 2018


Ramy El-Etreby is a queer, Muslim, Arab American writer, performer, storyteller and educator based in Los Angeles. His writings appear online on PopSugar, Medium, The Huffington Post, Queerty, KCET, and the award-winning blog Love Inshallah. His short story, “The Ride,” appears in print in the 2014 anthology Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, and Intimacy. Ramy later developed “The Ride” into a solo theater piece, which he has performed in New York and Los Angeles. Ramy believes theater and storytelling are essential tools for human development. Ramy holds an MA in Applied Theatre from the CUNY School of Professional Studies and is a VONA/Voices writing fellow.


Twitter/Instagram: @dramarams.