Upcoming Events

4th annual 48 HOUR FORUM


May 21 - 23, 2018

We're thrilled to be teaming up with the Lark for the second time to present this headline-inspired festival. Five playwrights, five directors, and twenty actors will gather to create five short plays in just 48-hours based on the news of the day. Playwrights Michele Lowe, Amina Henry, Sevan K. Greene and Melisa Tien are among the 30 artists joining this year. Click here for tickets.


Are you an actor, playwright, director, designer, or musician of Middle Eastern descent? Perhaps a stage manager or a technician or a singer? We want to know about you! Part of Noor’s mission is to support theatre artists of Middle Eastern descent by recommending them to producers or other artists in the field, and considering them for future work with Noor. If you are interested in adding your detailed information to our database, please fill out our new online form here.  Even if we already know you, please fill it out anyway to help us learn more details about gifts and talents.

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.