Gamal Abdel Chasten

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Gamal Abdel Chasten
Born New York City, United States of America
Occupation Poet, playwright and actor

Gamal Abdel Chasten[1] was born and raised on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Gamal is a core member of Universes, a poetic theatre ensemble. Universes currently consists of four core members: Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, Gamal Abdel Chasten and William Ruiz.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

Theater credits[edit]

  • The Last Word
  • God took away his Poem
  • The Ride
  • Slanguage
  • Ameriville


  • 2008 Jazz at Lincoln Center Rhythm Road Tour;
  • Publications: UNIVERSES-THE BIG BANG (2010 release- TCG Books);


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  2. ^ Solomon, Alisa (July 24, 1999). "Beats and Keats". The Village Voice. New York, NY: Village Voice Media. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ "New World Theater: Universes". University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  4. ^ Monsen, Lauren (April 25, 2008). "Poetic Theater Ensemble Enthralls Audiences on Six-Nation Tour". US State Department. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Universes' 'Ameriville' looks at fear through lens of Katrina". Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  6. ^ "2009 Humana Festival Calendar" (PDF). Actors Theatre of Louisville. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 8, 2009. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  7. ^ "National Association of Latino Arts and Culture - June 2007". National Association of Latino Arts and Culture. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  8. ^ "OSF Commissions Second Round of Artists for U.S. History Cycle". Oregon Shakespeare Festival. June 12, 2009. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  9. ^ Nesti, Robert (July 27, 2005). "Street-smart `Slanguage' is as good as its words". Boston Herald, archived at LexisNexis. Boston, MA: Boston Herald Inc. Retrieved April 24, 2010. (subscription required (help)). 
  10. ^ Van Gelder, Lawrence (July 28, 2001). "The City's Beat, With an Iambic Heat". The New York times. New York, NY: The New York Times Company. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  11. ^ Spera, Keith (February 28, 2010). "'Ameriville,' a hip-hop musical with a social conscience, is at its best when its focus is on Katrina's aftermath". The Times-Picayune, archived at LexisNexis. New Orleans, LA: The Times-Picayune Publishing Company. Retrieved April 24, 2010. (subscription required (help)). 
  12. ^ Brighton, Kurt (November 19, 2009). "Staging Katrina's stormy legacy". The Denver Post. Denver, CO: The Denver Post. Retrieved April 25, 2010. (subscription required (help)). 

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