This Is Who I Am

directed by EVREN ODCIKIN

Presented on demand April 13‒25

Back by popular demand

Separated by continents, an estranged father and son reunite over Zoom. From their respective kitchens in Ramallah and New York City, they recreate a cherished family recipe and struggle to bridge the gap between them, one ingredient at a time. 

Told through the intimacy of a video call, Amir Nizar Zuabi’s (Grey Rock) new play explores the unpredictable nature of grief and the delicacy of family connection across geographical and generational divides.

In partnership with PlayCo, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, American Repertory Theater and Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Guthrie is thrilled to co-present this boundary-pushing experience created for a virtual audience.

Ticket prices 

Tickets start at $15.99 and are available through the Woolly Mammoth Box Office in Washington, D.C. Purchase online at, by phone at 202.393.3939 or via email at

Ticket buyers will receive a confirmation email with viewing details from Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

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Performance details 

This is a recording of a live performance captured in December 2020, and it may be viewed at your convenience April 13‒25. You will need internet access and a smartphone, tablet or computer to watch the show.


Age recommendation 

This event contains strong language and is recommended for ages 12 and up.



Ramsey Faragallah                               Father
Yousof Sultani                                      Son


Amir Nizar Zuabi Playwright
Evren Odcikin Director
Mariana Sanchez Scenic Designer
Dina El-Aziz Costume Designer
Reza Behjat Lighting Designer
James Ard Sound Designer
Ido Levran Video Systems Editor
Joseph Haj Production Dramaturg



A father and son try to bridge the divide between them, one ingredient at a time.

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"This play for me is about grief and the way we negotiate it. It's about distance and how we negotiate it. It's about manhood and how we negotiate it. And it's about love and how it negotiates us." – Amir Nizar Zuabi 


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We encourage you to pair a performance of This Is Who I Am with a takeout meal from our restaurant partner World Street Kitchen. The brainchild of brothers Saed and Sameh Wadi, this neighborhood restaurant was born from the popularity of their trailblazing food truck and features flavors from across the globe — it's cooking without borders. And be sure to  stop by Milkjam Creamery — the Wadis’ ice cream shop — for a take-home treat to enjoy after the show! 

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