Born in Beirut in 1982, Ismail Khalidi is a Palestinian American playwright, poet and director. His plays include Truth Serum Blues (Pangea World Theatre, 2005), Foot (2007), Final Status (2009), Tennis in Nablus (Alliance Theatre, 2010), Sabra Falling (2013) and a co-adaptation of Returning to Haifa (2014). He is the co-editor, with Naomi Wallace, of Inside/Outside: Six Plays from Palestine and the Diaspora (TCG, 2015). His writing has appeared in Mizna, Guernica, The Nation, American Theatre, the Daily Beast, and ReMezcla. Khalidi received his MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He currently lives in Chile where he is an artist-in-residence at Teatro Amal.