about me

Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel

Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel is a young person that is a force to be reckoned with. The dramaturg, theater journalist and oral historian practically redefines artistic acrobatics.
— Footlights

creative consultant: 

With roots in and around Chicago, Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel is a triple threat oral historian, writer, and dramaturg. After receiving her BFA in Dramaturgy & Dramatic Criticism from DePaul University, Yasmin's focus became breaking narratives out of the archive and repurposing them into mixed-mediums including theatre, poetry, and digital humanities. As a multidisciplinary mover and shaker, she works toward amplifying narratives that are viewed as “lost” or “forgotten” in all three of her practices. As an oral historian, she’s worked with the Chicago History Museum, National Indo-American Museum, National Hellenic Museum, MacArthur Foundation, and more. As a writer Yasmin covers arts and culture for the Chicago Reader, Rescripted, and Scapi Magazine. Select dramaturgy credits include work at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Strawdog Theatre Company, Free Street Theater, and Timeline Theatre Company. She loves listening to Vocalo and pretending she knows how to handle her curly hair. Raised by a single mother, she knows the value of a dollar but still operates on a sliding scale, financially and emotionally. (Yes, she’s an Aries.) Yasmin is a proud and brown, queer, fat, femme making and taking space for other POCs and folks on the margins.

sliding scale, for hire:

Oral History

  • Interviewing

  • Documentation Building

  • Workshops

  • Audio Editing

  • Transcription

Writing

  • Editing

  • Research

  • Blogging

  • Social Media

Dramaturgy

  • Production Dramaturgy

  • Play Reader/Consultant

  • Sensitivity Reader

  • Critic

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And, big news! I have accepted a spot at UT Austin for my next adventure: grad school.

Learn more here.