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December 20th

resist by supporting noor

please help us meet our $20K Goal!

We just returned from an inspiring week at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, MI, where we presented Ismail Khalidi’s stunning new play, Dead Are My People, in advance of our upcoming production.

One year from now, Noor will produce its second full-length production, Dead Are My People, a play with music by Ismail Khalidi, and original compositions by Hadi Eldebek. This powerful new work explores the legacy of white supremacy through the eyes of Arab immigrants navigating the Jim Crow south. Its music fuses classical Arabic sounds with that of the Deep South... read more.


Thank you for attending the 8th Annual Highlight Reading Series! 

Noor is proud to present the work of playwrights of Middle Eastern descent - we appreciate all of you who came out to support these wonderful artists! The 2017 Highlight Reading Series has concluded. Stay tuned for 48 Hour Forum, coming May 2018!


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.