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About

A birthday card Salwa received after performing her solo performance/birthday party "Keep Happy".

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review of Salwa from a psychoanalyst.

Salwa Meghjee is a writer from Orlando, Florida. She holds an MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage from Northwestern University, and a BA in English from UC Berkeley, where she co-founded the feminist theatre company The Golden and served as its Artistic Director for three years. She will be a fellow in the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at Juilliard beginning Fall 2024.

Interested in creating within many disciplines, Salwa has written a number of plays, short films, features, pilots, articles, mental health resources, and odes to her cats. Her work tries to illuminate and soothe the big feelings we all experience and can’t explain. Her plays include U-Haul Mesbians (2023 O’Neill National Musical Theater Conference Semi-Finalist), Ender’s Gay (2024 Fault Line Theater’s Irons in the Fire Finalist, 2024 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist), The Conference of the Birds (Mudlark Theater’s That’s How We Grew the World Festival), Word Play (The Once and Future Festival), Obligate Carnivores (Trove Trinket Series), and, written with her twin sister Samah, The Mysterious Mystery of the Lost Letters (Brooklyn Publishers). 

Salwa's other projects include a column on mental illness for the newspaper The Daily Californian, a monologue for the podcast The Chef's Monologue, a short film Love Letters featured in QWOCMAP’s Summer 2021 festival, and, with her twin sister Samah, a short film Therapist Speed Dating that had a limited premiere on Amazon Prime Video.

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