part of NYTW's next door series

We're excited to officially announce that Dead Are My People by Ismail Khalidi with original compositions by Hadi Eldebek will be part of New York Theatre Workshop's 2018-19 Next Door Series! Dead Are My People was previously seen in our 2016 Highlight Reading Series.

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May 21 - 23, 2018

We couldn't be prouder or more grateful to the incredible artists who joined us for our 4th Annual 48 Hour Forum. Playwrights Sevan K. Greene, Aeneas Sagar Hemphill, Amina Henry, Michele Lowe, and Melisa Tien, directors Jessica Blank, Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, Ralph Peña, Kholoud Sawaf, and Kim Weild, and a roster of diverse actors came together for a weekend of politics and theatre making.

Visit our 48 Hour Forum page to see the pictures! 


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 more.