Najla Said is an award-winning actress, comedian, and writer. As an actress, she has appeared Off Broadway, regionally and internationally, as well as in film and television. She is a founding member of Nibras Theatre Collective and one of New York Theatre Workshop's "Usual Suspects." Her newest play, "Palestine," is a one-woman show that debuted Off Broadway in February 2010. It is a coming-of-age story about Said’s journey to become an Arab-American on her own terms.
The playwright says the situation in the Mideast isn’t about Mulsims in conflict with Jews, or even about land—it’s a human rights issue.