Daaimah Mubashshir is based in NYC. Awards include a 2020-2022 WP Theater Lab Fellowship, 2019-2022 Core Writer Fellowship (Playwrights Center, MN), an 2018 Audrey Residency (New Georges), a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, a Catwalk Institute Residency, a Foundation of Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant and a proud alumna of Fire This Time Festival.
Published works include Molasses and A Blue Coat - Kenyon Review Online, The Zero Loop (No Tokens Journal), Come with Me - Solve for X in The Occasional 2, edited by Will Arbery (53rd State Press), and The Immeasurable Want of Light (3 Hole Press).
Selected full length plays include The Immeasurable Want of Light (3 Hole Press), Room Enough (Fire This Time Festival, The Playwrights Center), The Chronicles of Cardigan and Khente (Soho Rep) and Emily Black is A Total Gift (New Georges).
For upcoming presentations visit www.daaimahmubashshir.com
Room Enough is centered on a contemporary African-American Muslim Family coming to terms with how to treat queerness up against long-standing ideals and faith. Fatimah, a recently widowed matriarch, is determined to have it all. She wants the opportunity to set right a 10 year mistake by inviting, Jamillah, her queer daughter, to return home after a long forced absence. Can she have it all when, Abdullah, her son, is driven to fight against this decision even though he loves his mother deeply.
Inspired by a selection of Chris Ofili’s paintings, Rum for Salefollows Max Tate, and his wife, Nikki, to Port of Spain, Trinidad. Max believes he is to take over The Lime Bar and Sugar Plantation his grandfather left him. But oopsie-daisy, the property was actually left to the other grandson Aufidius Tate. So there was some sloppy record keeping and of course, neither Tate is willing to give up easily. Where rum is involved, yes, there are often battle lines to draw, heartbreak and despair but oh it's nothing but sweet paradise going down