Nikki Massoud for CUT – A Blasphemy
Nikki Massoud (she/her/hers) is a writer and actor based in Brooklyn. She is a first generation Iranian-American immigrant, raised in Montreal, Canada and Washington, DC. She is a 2021/2022 Launch Commission writer for Atlantic Theater Company and was awarded a 2021 City Artist Corps Grant. Her writing has been read and developed at The Lark, The Coop, Brown University, and CUNY. Her television work as a performer includes Love Life (HBO), Emergence (ABC), Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon), and Madam Secretary (CBS). Her stage credits include Sam Gold’s production of Othello at New York Theatre Workshop, alongside Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo, and regional work at The Old Globe, Berkeley Rep, The Huntington Theatre Company and Portland Center Stage. Nikki has narrated over 20 audiobooks, currently available on Audible. She is a graduate of the Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Program, Georgetown University, and BADA (British-American Drama Academy.)
Website: nikkimassoud.com Instagram: @nikkima1776
About CUT – A Blasphemy
A fever-dream retelling of the Old Testament story of Samson and Delilah through the frame of colonialism in the Middle East. It is an exploration of interracial relationships, sex work, colorism, Hollywood, religion, and genetics.