Released: 2011
Runtime: 12 minutes, 30 seconds


both/and trades the shackles of “either/or” for a non-dualistic worldview. Khoury's semi-autobiographical video play explores and explodes the persistent strains between American and Arab, Arab American and gay, for-profit and not-for-profit, and assorted other “disputed territories.”

both/and was adapted from Jamil Khoury's stage play WASP: White Arab Slovak Pole, commissioned and produced in 2010 by Silk Road Theatre Project as part of The DNA Trail: A Genealogy of Short Plays about Ancestry, Identity, and Utter Confusion, directed by Steve Scott in association with the Goodman Theatre.

Creative Team

Written by

  • Jamil Khoury

Directed by

  • J. Paul Preseault

Executive Producer

  • Malik Gillani

Assistant Director

  • Alicia Healy

Director of Photography

  • Stephen Combs

Editor/Script Supervisor

  • Ashley Kennedy

Set Designer

  • Chelsea Warren

Costume Designer

  • Amy Gabbert

Makeup and Hair

  • Michelle DiSalvo

Production Manager/Props

  • Jesse Gaffney

Location Sound Mixers

  • Stephen Jacobs
  • James Thompson

Assistant Camera

  • Brittnee Dowdy


  • Alex Buholzer


  • A.J. Michael
  • Eric Reynolds
  • Tawanda Trask


  • Mikhail Fiksel

Technical Director

  • Jason Pikscher

Production Assistant

  • Anothai Kawekaen

Facilities & Craft Services Coordinator

  • Amanda Vevers


Clayton Stamper as JAMIL
Khurram Mozaffar as ARAB MAN
David Chrzanowski as GAY MAN
Melissa Kong as TORMENTOR ONE


Special Thanks

The Chicago Community Trust
First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple

Screening History

October 17, 2011 | DePaul University, hosted at Silk Road Rising, Chicago, Illinois

October 4, 2012 | Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

November 13, 2012 | Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois

April 25, 2014 | Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

May 20, 2014 | University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

February 26, 2015 | Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois

October 30, 2019 | Siena College, Loudonville, New York

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