Lady Tabouli

2021 - Shortlisted


Elazzi’s play offers delightful and authentic storytelling from a born writer. The punchy dialogue and characterisations are carefully created and generously offered. The writer has a rare theatrical command of chaos and is able to use fantasy elements in ways that are unforced and rich. The writing has an easy flow, flair and confidence. 

This fine play is a story of sexuality and the challenges of unconditional love within the context of a Christian Lebanese family. The writer has a compelling voice and is able to explore cultures and communities, and the expectations of each, with sharp observation and warm consideration.