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The 8th Annual Highlight Reading Series commences on September 26th.  All readings will take place in New York Theatre Workshop's 3rd Floor Rehearsal Studio: 83 East 4th Street. Please join us for refreshments after each reading, courtesy of our sponsors, Lagunitas Brewing Company and Manousheh. RSVP@noortheatre.org. Read about the entire series here.


Tuesday, September 26th @ 7:30 PM

Wooden Boxes

By Houssein Almoreey
Directed by Kate Moore heaney

A story with many starts and one ending. The story of the first protests that took place in Syria against a brutal regime. Wooden boxes that open on possibilities of hope and or violent crackdown. Tombs, prisons, and terrified states of minds, the boxes are arranged throughout the Syrian uprising and the lives of its rebels. Wooden Boxes is dedicated to the Syrian revolution and its revolutionaries Razan Zaitouneh, Samera Al Khalil, Fadwa Suliman, and many other noble icons of the Syrian revolution.



May 16th, 2017

Thank you for attending our 3rd Annual 48 Hour Forum & Benefit!

Thank you for making our 3rd Annual 48 Hour Forum and Benefit a success! We've had an amazing season thanks to the tireless efforts of our staff and fantastic community of artists. And thanks to you, our supporters and audience for keeping us going.

For those who didn't make it this year but would still like to donate, please click below.

April 26, 2017

A Call for Equity and Inclusion:

An Open Letter to U.S. Theaters from Members of the Middle Eastern American Theater Community

As a community of Middle Eastern American theater artists of varying races, cultural backgrounds, religions, sexual and gender identities, worldviews and artistic aesthetics, we believe the entire theater industry has a responsibility to create a more equitable and inclusive structure for presenting marginalized voices.  

Playwrights Horizons is currently producing Zayd Dohrn’s The Profane, a play that follows two Muslim, presumably Middle Eastern American families. We are deeply concerned by the lack of representation on the lead creative or producing team from the communities being portrayed on stage. Members of the Middle Eastern American theater community...read more.