Sylvia Khoury grew up in Westchester, NY, but didn’t speak English until she was five. Her mother is French (by way of Algeria and Tunisia) and her father is Lebanese (by way of Turkey). Her play, Against the Hillside, will be presented at NNPN’s National Showcase of New Plays in December 2015. She is a member of EST’s Youngblood and was recently selected as a 2015-2016 Dramatists’ Guild Fellow. She attended the Kennedy Center/NNPN’s MFA Playwrights’ Workshop in May 2015.  Other full-length plays include An Inferno and Coffee for Women. These plays and other short works have been produced or developed at Naked Angels, Crashbox Theater Company, Sanguine Theater Company, Second Circle Theater, Hearth Gods, the New School for Drama, and Columbia University. Semi-Finalist: Jerome Fellowship at the Lark. Sylvia completed her undergraduate degree in Middle Eastern Studies at Columbia University (2012) and received an MFA in Playwriting at the New School for Drama (2015). She lives in New York City, where she is currently a medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Her hobbies include doodling, watching Star Wars, and reading Elena Ferrante novels over and over.