Dina Amin, MFA, PhD, stage director and Associate Professor of Drama and Performance at Cairo University, English Dept. Director General of Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre.She is the author of Alfred Farag and Egyptian Theater (2008), co-editor of Salaam: Anthology of Middle-Eastern-American Drama (2009) and From Orientalists to Arabists: The Shifts in Arabic Literary Studies, Journal of Arabic Literature (2010). Amin holds a PhD in Dramatic Literature from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in Directing from Carnegie Mellon University. She is the recipient of the West Coast Drama Clan Award (in honor of William Ball) for best director at CMU. She directs in both the U.S. and Egypt, in Arabic and English. Her most recent production in Cairo is Segn al-Nisaa (Women’s Prison) by FatHeyyah al-`Assa (2013). Her staging of Al-Meshwar al-Akhir (The Last Walk) received an award of excellence at the Amman Festival for Free Theater in Jordan in 2000. Dina Amin is published in major academic journals and has translated a number of Arabic plays into English