Scheherazade is no longer a Queen staving off execution by her cruel husband but an immigrant woman condemned to death by the American criminal justice system. 1001 Nights... is an immersive feast for the senses featuring stories from the ancient Middle East, North Africa, India, and beyond accentuated by an original music score consisting of Hip Hop, Rock, and World Music. The show explores marginalized experiences of ethnicity, religion, sex, and sexual orientation within Western and Eastern cultures and takes a critical look at the prison-industrial complex.
After several downtown theater commissions, the script was solicited by the Off-Broadway Public Theater in 2015 and is currently being reviewed by another Off-Broadway company. A SPANISH-LANGUAGE version of show won a prestigious HOLA award in 2016 for "Outstanding Musical" and a New York Latin ACE Award for "Best Musical" as well as several other awards. One of Egypt's premier composers, the world-renowned Hossam Ramzy, called the music "Inspiring."