Author: Tom Coash


Description: Set in the weeks just prior to the Egyptian revolution, the play is a two-hander that features strong college-age women of color addressing the issues of Islamic veiling and international/intercultural relations with humor and humanity.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 3/21/2015
Content Advisory: Discussion of an offstage assault and sexual molestation by police of a college age character.
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 0 Males

NOTE: Veils is fully protected by copyright law and is subject to royalty. All inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or use of this play in any form should be addressed to Rochelle at

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Keywords: Bilingual Plays · Characters are Mostly Young Adults · Drama · Feminism · Mostly Female Characters · Protests · Racial Identity/Relationships · Religion and Spirituality · Small Cast Size · Social Issues · Women

This play is in the following collections: Seven Devils Playwrights Conference

Original Production Information

Veils received its world premiere at Portland Stage in Portland, Maine, Feb. 2014 with the following cast and credits:

Intisar: Donnetta Lavinia Grays
Samar: Hend Ayoub

Director: Sally Wood
Set Designer: Anita Stewart
Costume Designer: Clinton O'Dell
Lighting Designer: Bryon Winn
Sound Designer: Shannon Zura
Assistant Director/Dramaturg: Georgia Zildjian

Subsequent productions are scheduled in 2015 at Barrington Stage (MA), the Asylum Theatre (NV), and the New Origins Theatre Company (GA).

The Playwright would like to thank the InterAct Theatre (Philadelphia) and Western Kentucky University for their generous grant support in developing this play.