Omer Abbas Salem
Omer Abbas Salem is an actor and playwright. As an actor, he’s worked at The Goodman Theater, About Face Theater, The New Coordinates, Steep Theatre, Jackalope Theatre, Silk Road Rising, Griffin Theatre, The House, Bailiwick Chicago, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Roundabout Theater, and The Atlantic Theater. As a playwright, his work has been produced at Steppenwolf Theater Company, The Goodman Theater, About Face Theatre, Jackalope Theater, First Floor Theater, Theater School at DePaul, National Queer Theater, Definition Theatre, and The New Coordinates.
He is the winner of Steppenwolf's SCOUT Development Project (2020/2021), Definition Theatre's Amplify Commission (2020/2021), Goodman Theater's Future Labs Development (2021), The Cunningham Commission at DePaul Theatre School (2021/2022), The Goodman Theater's Playwright's Unit (2021/2022), and First Floor Theater's Blueprint Commission (2021/2022). He was an apprentice of the Actors Theatre of Louisville (2017/2018) and is also a proud ensemble member with Steep Theatre, Jackalope Theatre, First Floor Theater, and The New Coordinates. He is represented by DDO Artist Agency and The Gersh Agency.
- The Secretaries: A Parable (2020) First Floor Theatre
- Ahab and the Vegetable Garden
- You Across from Me
- Eddie and Dave
- Light Falls
- Pinocchio Photo by Michael Brosilow