By Martin Yousif Zebari, Directed by Sivan Battat

March 3 – April 2 in the Owen Theatre

Opening Night is March 13, 2023

A surprising new play about how families fall apart—and find each other again—amidst turbulent global and social change.

In 2003, newly-wed Layal and her family prepare to immigrate from Baghdad, Iraq to a Chicago suburb. Seventeen years later, Layal’s life looks unimaginably different from what she had envisioned two decades prior, as she and her siblings explore queerness, face their grief and discover what it takes to make home in a new place. Don’t miss this moving, powerful new play’s world premiere on the Owen Stage—fresh from Goodman’s New Stages and Future Labs programs.

Digital Press Kit

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Press Releases

March 13, 2023: Photos and Video for *Layalina*

February 17, 2023: Rehearsal Photos for *Layalina*

January 25, 2023: Announcing Cast for *Layalina*