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Saheem Ali ’03 is gearing up for a big year.  In Boston, he will direct Romeo and Juliet for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company this summer (taking on current student Liam Hofmeister as his Assistant Director).  In New York, Saheem is directing three productions: Twelfth Night (Public Theater), Nollywood Dreams (Cherry Lane Theater), and Kill Move Paradise (National Black Theater).

This week, The New York Times featured Saheem’s story of the first time he directed a play as a high school student in his native Kenya.  “I directed, choreographed, designed and starred in that very makeshift, highly illegal, passion-fueled Nairobi premiere.” Read his incredible experience about seeing Grease and then cobbling together his first production in the Times.