Updates


May 23, 2017

Noor is awarded a MAP Fund grant for Ismail Khalidi's Dead Are My People

The MAP Fund has awarded Noor a grant for the continued development and production of Ismail Khalidi's Dead Are My People, with compositions by Hadi Eldebek. We are thrilled for this generous support, and could not be prouder to support this beautiful and poignant new American play. Read more here.


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.

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about our 2017-2018 season. Happy Summer!


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.


Noor Wins an Obie Award!

May 23, 2016

Noor Theatre has been honored with an Obie Award, specifically an Obie grant that recognizes the achievements of small theater companies. We are so proud to have been awarded and thrilled to see our own Arian Moayed honored for his gorgeous acting in Guards at the Taj (along with our longtime friend Omar Metwally!). Click here for the full list of winners. 

We share this award with our incredible community of artists. Thank you for your generosity and talent - you are the reason we exist. And to our supporters and audience members - thank you for cheering us along and showing up to our work. We hope you all share in our pride!

Citation for Noor Theatre from the Obie judges:

"Some People In This Country Want To Build A Wall To Keep Strangers Out. Others Want To Open Doors, To Let Us Into Their Lives And Keep Us From Being Strangers To One Another. The Theater Is A Place Where People Can Talk, And Understanding Can Grow. The Judges Are Very Proud This Year To Honor A Theatre That Says Up Front That It Wants To Change The Dialogue, To Engage, And Enlighten As Well As Entertain. It Produces Work By Playwrights Of Middle Eastern Origin, Shining A Light On A Culture That Most Americans Know Only Through Mass-Media Stereotypes. To Help Them Keep That Light Shining, The Judges Have Voted An Obie Grant To Noor Theatre, Lameece Issaq, Founding Artistic Director And Maha Chehlaoui, Founding Executive Director."