about me

Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel

creative consultant: 

Hello! I'm an early-career oral historian and dramaturg currently based in Chicago. (Gotta love that fresh BFA '17 degree!) I'm a graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University with a BFA in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism and minors in History and Museum Studies. My  favorite projects draw from first-person storytelling and filling in historical gaps. 

Lucky for me, the crafts of oral history and dramaturgy are highly debatable and intertwined. Yes —  I mean lucky! I make these things what YOU need by drawing from the inter/multi-disciplinary nature of these crafts while adhering to best practices and procedures.

I am a Persian daughter of a refugee/immigrant, working to amplify voices and uplift experiences that haven't quite made it to our screens and stages. I'm still navigating the contradictions present in my own life as well as our world. What a puzzle. Please join me in putting the pieces back together!

So, what do I do? Take a look. . .

for hire:

Oral History

  • Interviewing
  • Documentation Building
  • Workshops
  • Audio Editing
  • Transcription

Writing

  • Editing
  • Research
  • Blogging
  • Social Media

Dramaturgy

  • Production Dramaturgy
  • Play Reader/Consultant
  • Literary Manager
  • Critic