Samy Nour Younes

Samy Nour Younes

is creating new written work, live performances, and LGBTQ+ advocacy

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patrons
HELLO, FUTURE PATRON!
My name is Samy Nour Younes, and I'm a transgender actor and activist of Lebanese/Puerto Rican descent. I'm also known by my former stage name, Samy el-Noury. For a full list of acting credits, photos, press, and more, visit my website at samynouryoun.es.

As an activist, I've served on the leadership teams of the DC Area Transmasculine Society and the Baltimore Transgender Alliance. I've co-organized rallies and benefit events for Trans Pride, Transgender Day of Remembrance, and more. I also lead panels on the barriers trans people face in accessing health care, and have helped develop trans-specific medical simulations at Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland Baltimore, and Anne Arundel Community College.

Since moving to New York in 2018, I have continued to work with local organizations on mentorship and outreach for LGBTQ-identified individuals. I completed a fellowship at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, where I examined the contributions of ballroom culture to the mainstream. I was also a TED resident in the fall of 2018, where I gave a TED talk on the importance of transgender history. Today, I am a co-host of the Topics Include Podcast.

#ACTORLIFE
Part of the hustle of being an actor is having the stamina to make your multiple creative ventures work. I'm very fortunate to be making a living off of my art, or art-adjacent work projects. At my busiest, I worked six (yes, six!!) part-time jobs. I established my Patreon in the hopes that I might be able to work smarter at the career I want, and be able to work fewer part-time jobs in addition to acting.

The business of acting can be very costly. Investing in my artistic career means spending on:

- Headshots, Business Cards, and Printing
- Website and Domain Hosting
- Bus/Train/Plane Tickets, Parking, Gasoline, and Vehicle Maintenance
- Lodging Accommodations
- Business Meals
- Tickets/Registration Fees to Workshops, Panels, Plays, and Networking Events
- Subscriptions to Acting/Casting Services
- Membership dues for Actors' Equity Association
- And other business expenses not listed here.

This is in addition to my basic living needs, bills, utilities, and more. Fortunately, I'm able to cover these without much stress on my end. The arts are a very "feast or famine" industry, where opportunities are either abundant or sporadic with little in-between. Your support and patronage will help me get the rest of the way there, to continue devoting my time and energy to my career even in those months where business is scarce.

WHAT DO YOU GET?
Supporters of my work can choose from a number of rewards, based on their giving level. Reward tiers vary from a shoutout on social media, career updates, tickets to performances, and more.

As I expand my repertoire into creating new essays and plays, this content will become available to donors first. You will have a direct hand in helping me develop new work by offering feedback on new content before it becomes available to the public!

I can't thank you enough for taking the time to visit my Patreon. Your support helps fuel the creation of new artwork and directly supports my career. Can't give right now? That's okay, too! Even liking or sharing my work goes a long way. Thank you!

CONTACT
[email protected]
samynouryounes.com
(917) 719-6583
Tiers
THE FRIEND INDEED
$1 or more per month
For supporters on a budget, this tier offers you the opportunity to contribute at a dollar a month and still receive updates of my work.  Your name will be listed on my website, and you will receive monthly updates on my work. 
THE DAILY MAIL
$5 or more per month
For supporters who can offer a little more each month! Your name will be listed on my website, and you will receive monthly updates on my work.
THE TOWN CRIER
$10 or more per month
In addition to having your name listed on my website, your donation will be publicly announced and thanked on social media at twitter.com/nourypublic.
THE BETA TESTER
$25 or more per month
In addition to a social media shout-out and website listing, you will receive advance access to new work. Your e-mail address is required, as I will ask for your feedback, opinions, etc.!
THE MIDNIGHT RELEASE
$50 or more per month
In addition to previous reward levels, you will be offered free tickets ("comps") to upcoming performances! Limit of two comps per patron.
THE GHOST WRITER
$100 or more per month
Receive a personalized message and a custom piece written for you, in addition to all previous perks.
HELLO, FUTURE PATRON!
My name is Samy Nour Younes, and I'm a transgender actor and activist of Lebanese/Puerto Rican descent. I'm also known by my former stage name, Samy el-Noury. For a full list of acting credits, photos, press, and more, visit my website at samynouryoun.es.

As an activist, I've served on the leadership teams of the DC Area Transmasculine Society and the Baltimore Transgender Alliance. I've co-organized rallies and benefit events for Trans Pride, Transgender Day of Remembrance, and more. I also lead panels on the barriers trans people face in accessing health care, and have helped develop trans-specific medical simulations at Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland Baltimore, and Anne Arundel Community College.

Since moving to New York in 2018, I have continued to work with local organizations on mentorship and outreach for LGBTQ-identified individuals. I completed a fellowship at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, where I examined the contributions of ballroom culture to the mainstream. I was also a TED resident in the fall of 2018, where I gave a TED talk on the importance of transgender history. Today, I am a co-host of the Topics Include Podcast.

#ACTORLIFE
Part of the hustle of being an actor is having the stamina to make your multiple creative ventures work. I'm very fortunate to be making a living off of my art, or art-adjacent work projects. At my busiest, I worked six (yes, six!!) part-time jobs. I established my Patreon in the hopes that I might be able to work smarter at the career I want, and be able to work fewer part-time jobs in addition to acting.

The business of acting can be very costly. Investing in my artistic career means spending on:

- Headshots, Business Cards, and Printing
- Website and Domain Hosting
- Bus/Train/Plane Tickets, Parking, Gasoline, and Vehicle Maintenance
- Lodging Accommodations
- Business Meals
- Tickets/Registration Fees to Workshops, Panels, Plays, and Networking Events
- Subscriptions to Acting/Casting Services
- Membership dues for Actors' Equity Association
- And other business expenses not listed here.

This is in addition to my basic living needs, bills, utilities, and more. Fortunately, I'm able to cover these without much stress on my end. The arts are a very "feast or famine" industry, where opportunities are either abundant or sporadic with little in-between. Your support and patronage will help me get the rest of the way there, to continue devoting my time and energy to my career even in those months where business is scarce.

WHAT DO YOU GET?
Supporters of my work can choose from a number of rewards, based on their giving level. Reward tiers vary from a shoutout on social media, career updates, tickets to performances, and more.

As I expand my repertoire into creating new essays and plays, this content will become available to donors first. You will have a direct hand in helping me develop new work by offering feedback on new content before it becomes available to the public!

I can't thank you enough for taking the time to visit my Patreon. Your support helps fuel the creation of new artwork and directly supports my career. Can't give right now? That's okay, too! Even liking or sharing my work goes a long way. Thank you!

CONTACT
[email protected]
samynouryounes.com
(917) 719-6583

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Tiers
THE FRIEND INDEED
$1 or more per month
For supporters on a budget, this tier offers you the opportunity to contribute at a dollar a month and still receive updates of my work.  Your name will be listed on my website, and you will receive monthly updates on my work. 
THE DAILY MAIL
$5 or more per month
For supporters who can offer a little more each month! Your name will be listed on my website, and you will receive monthly updates on my work.
THE TOWN CRIER
$10 or more per month
In addition to having your name listed on my website, your donation will be publicly announced and thanked on social media at twitter.com/nourypublic.
THE BETA TESTER
$25 or more per month
In addition to a social media shout-out and website listing, you will receive advance access to new work. Your e-mail address is required, as I will ask for your feedback, opinions, etc.!
THE MIDNIGHT RELEASE
$50 or more per month
In addition to previous reward levels, you will be offered free tickets ("comps") to upcoming performances! Limit of two comps per patron.
THE GHOST WRITER
$100 or more per month
Receive a personalized message and a custom piece written for you, in addition to all previous perks.