Nabra Nelson she/her

Y-WE Speak Facilitator

Nabra Nelson is a community organizer and theater creator from Egypt, Nubia, and California. She is also the Director of Arts Engagement at Seattle Rep. As a playwright, director, dramaturg, consultant, administrator, and teaching artist, she works with theaters, universities, and community organizations across the nation to strengthen community and amplify under-heard voices. She is a founding company member of the Seattle-based MENA theater company, Dunya Productions, a founding company member of the Milwaukee-based womxn-of-color performance troupe Heard Space Arts Collective, is a member of New Arab American Theater Works inaugural Playwright Incubator Series, leads the Nubian Foundation for Preserving a Cultural Heritage, and is the co-host of the Kunafa & Shay Theater Podcast (produced by HowlRound Theatre Commons). She is also the Director of Arts Engagement at Seattle Rep, and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is also a professional DEI consultant with Avent Diversity Consulting. She is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. 

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