Sylvia Khoury grew up in Westchester, NY, but didn’t speak English until she was five. Her mother is French (by way of Algeria and Tunisia) and her father is Lebanese (by way of Turkey). She will be workshopping her play, Against the Hillside, at the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights’ Conference in July 2016. Previously, Against the Hillside has been presented as part of the Roundabout Underground Reading Series in February 2016 and as part of NNPN’s National Showcase of New Plays in December 2016. She also attended The Kennedy Center/NNPN’s MFA Playwrights’ Workshop in May 2015. Other full-length plays include An Inferno and Coffee for Women. These plays and other short works have been produced or developed at the New School for Drama, Columbia University, and Naked Angels. Semi-Finalist: Jerome Fellowship at the Lark. Sylvia completed her undergraduate degree in Middle Eastern Studies at Columbia University (2012) and received an MFA in Playwriting at the New School for Drama (2015). She lives in New York City, where she recently completed her first year at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.