Hi, I'm Naima.

I'm a writer, librettist, and stage director. A collaborative storyteller, I'm skilled at shaping compelling narratives, writing for multimedia, and creating memorable experiences for the public. P.S. Je suis bilingue en français et en anglais. 

Check out the project I've been working on lately.

High Z Project

It always seems impossible until it's done.

- Nelson Mandela

Write.

To express yourself. “I write because no one can ever take that away from me,” artist-scholar Naila Keleta-Ma said in a workshop I took years ago. “All you need is a pen and paper.” We all have a story to tell. A perspective to share. An idea to dream up. What’s your story? 

Create.

To surprise yourself. Everyone has a creative side, but we don’t always see it. Creativity is a scientist making a discovery. It’s a parent soothing a crying baby. It’s a lover taking a leap, a traveller wandering in a new city, and a neighbour helping a stranger. Where do you create?

Collaborate.

To enrich yourself. In her collaboration course at Columbia University, theatre director Anne Bogart stressed the importance of mutual respect, trust and flexibility. I apply these values to every project. It isn’t always easy, but it brings out the best in us. How do you collaborate?

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