"Art does not give solutions but raises questions,
does not give explanations, it demands them."
- Jorge E. Adoum
Salmah Beydoun is a set designer, architect and deviser of collective work based in LA and Mexico City.
She designed Metaphysics of a Two-Headed Calf, directed by Natalia Korczakowska. It was performed in the Divine Comedy International Theater Festival in Krakow, REDCAT in downtown LA, and is currently showing at Studio Teatr in Warsaw. She collaborated with director Monty Cole on the theater adaptation of the non-fiction book of Black Like Me and with Jesse Bonnell in Paradise Island, based on texts by Richard Foreman, for the NOW Festival at REDCAT. Salmah designed (Un)Covered, a dance piece created by choreographer Sofia Klass and Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya directed by Peng Hsu. She's currently working on a virtual play Salem: Post-Mortem. directed by Michael Alvarez.
Salmah is the recipient of the 2019 Princess Grace Award, Fabergé Theater Honor. Co-founder of Colectivo Berenjena and BadBoySadBoy Group; both collectives created by young artists devising new work for theater and film. Salmah holds an Architecture degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and a MFA in Scenic Design from the California Institute of the Arts.