Mal Cherifi is a trans & non-binary identified theatre artist living and working in Philly. A wearer of many hats (though they personally only own one hat) Mal is a performer, divisor, director and writer. Different iterations of their work have been toured and performed across the US. Mal is the creator of The Distance Project (Port Fringe) Gender Gender Chicken Tender (SuperObject001/Solow Fest) Capacity for Veracity (Philly Fringe '15) and Whale Studies (Danni’s Bday ‘17). Locally they have been seen in A People (Orbiter 3) Pride Parade! (Wesley Flash) They Extract (Alma's Engine) and The Gauntlet (Medium Theatre). Mal is a member of the Panorama Artist Collective in West Philly. The Leeway Art and Change Grant is the first grant that Mal has ever received and they are feeling incredibly stoked about it!