Aya Aziz, Emerge 2013

Aya Aziz, 2013

Aya Aziz is a songwriter and performance artist based between New York and Beirut, Lebanon. Aya wrote and performed her first full production, Sitting Regal by the Window, in 2014 at the Metro Al-Madina Theater in Beirut. The show then featured in both the Fringe and Planet Connections Theater Festivity festivals in New York. The re-written iteration of the show, now titled Eh Dah? Questions for my father was produced by the Hypokrit Theatre Company the following year and taken to the summer 2016 New York Musical Festival. There at NYMF, Eh Dah? won the award for Most Outstanding Book and Aya for Most Outstanding Individual Performance. Aya is a longtime member of Girl Be Heard, a nonprofit theater company devoted to foregrounding issues affecting women and girls around the world. She works with Girl Be Heard as a teaching artist for middle school girls in multiple public after school programs around the city. Aya is currently finishing her B.A in Anthropology and Political Science at Hunter College. You can follow her work at soundcloud.com/aya-aziz-music-nyc and www.facebook.com/AyaAzizMusic.