An American in Beirut

A NEW MUSICAL WRITTEN BY ALEX WAKIM AND CHANTAL BILODEAU

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AN AMERICAN IN BEIRUT is the story of a first-generation Lebanese-American who goes to Beirut to uncover the stories of its past. We recently had a workshop production and are excited to run with what we learned from that experience.

Link to the 2019 Workshop Program:

Media and Press

MTV Lebanon Interview

"'The bigger question is how do we deal with our ever changing relationships? ... I like to see this as an invitation to a journey.'" - Wakim via Joe Stumpe of Splurge Magazine. 

Newspaper Coverage

“The corresponding music is just as diverse and culturally intertwined as Wakim’s characters — with influences of his Orthodox background from Byzantine chants to the Arabic melodies of Lebanon, with jazz, French and traditional musical theater music...” - Abigail Hall's front page article in The Wichita Eagle

Excerpts from the 2019 Workshop

What's Next?

We are steadily working on An American in Beirut and are excited for future performances and manifestations of the project. Find out more about the project and about future productions.