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Selling Kabul

April 22 - May 22, 2022

Leo K. Theater

2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Finalist

Taroon once served as an interpreter for the U.S. military in Afghanistan. After the Americans have withdrawn, their promises of protection and safety are no longer there. He now spends his days in hiding from growing presence of the Taliban as he anxiously awaits news from the hospital on the eve of his first child’s birth. What are the consequences of taking sides during wartime?

An intense evening that sneaks up on you and before you know it has ahold of your heart


Important Dates

Event Type Event Dates
Preview Performances April 22, 23, 24, and 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Opening Night April 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion May 18, after 7:30 p.m. performance

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    Play Guide

    Read our Selling Kabul Play Guide. 

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    Show Program

    Want to peruse the show program before you arrive at the theater? Check out the Selling Kabul Encore+ digital program.

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    Book & Media List

    Librarians at Seattle Public Library curated this list of books and films to enhance your experience of Selling Kabul.

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    Sensory Guide

    Check out the Selling Kabul Sensory Guide, a scene-by-scene guide of the sensory impact that individuals may experience.

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    Yousof Sultani in The Seattle Times

    "To be an Afghan and to portray an Afghan character on stage really means a lot to me..." Hear more in an interview with actor Yousof Sultani.

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April 22 - May 22

Food & Supplies Drive with ReWA

Throughout the run of Selling Kabul, Seattle Rep will be collecting donations to support local Afghan refugee families in partnership with Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) and Seattle Opera.


Sylvia Khoury


Valerie Curtis-Newton


Lex Marcos

Scenic Designer

Dina El-Aziz

Costume Designer

Geoff Korf

Lighting Designer

D.R. Amromin

Sound Designer

Jeffrey K. Hanson

Stage Manager

Humaira Ghilzai

Cultural Consultant

Cast & Production


Yousof Sultani


Susaan Jamshidi

Afiya (April 22 - May 4)

Awesta Zarif

Afiya (May 5 - May 22)

Fatima Wardak


Barzin Akhavan


Adam El-Sharkawi

Taroon/Jawid u/s

Salwa Khan

Afiya/Leyla u/s


JZ Casting

Out of Town Casting

Kaytlin McIntyre & Shawna Grajek

Seattle Casting

Gloria Majule

Directing Apprentice

Quinn Chase

Stage Management Apprentice

Chih-Hung Shao

Lighting Design Apprentice

Parmida Ziaei

Scenic Design Assistant

Helen Roundhill

Costume Design Assistant

Shelby Rogers

Wig Assistant

Jim Westerland


Ruthanne Swanson


Kirsten Hager

First Hand

Anji Wetherill