Production History

Since our founding in 2010, we have produced the world premieres of over ten original plays including Food and Fadwa by Lameece Issaq & Jacob Kader; Myth In Motion with the students of the NJIT/Rutgers Theater program; three original plays in The Myth Project; and ten original plays in 48 Hour Forum.

Spring 2012

May 18 – June 24th

New York Theatre Workshop and Noor Theatre present

Food and Fadwa

By Lameece Issaq & Jacob Kader

Directed by Shana Gold

With Maha Chehlaoui, Lameece Issaq, Kathryn Kates, Arian Moayed, Laith Nakli, Heather Raffo & Haaz Sleiman

Assistant Director: Noelle Ghoussaini

Dramaturg: Nancy Vitale

Set Design: Andromache Chalfant

Lighting Design: Japhy Weideman

Sound Design: Jane Shaw

Costume Design: Gabriel Berry

Production Stage Manager Lindsey Turteltaub

"Spiced with comedy and leavened with drama, it’s a contemporary group portrait of life under occupation."-New York Daily News

"A stunning lead performance from Lameece Issaq is the warm heart of “Food and Fadwa,” a bittersweet play by Issaq and Jacob Kader..." -Variety

"While Issaq Is The The Pivotal Character In The 7-Member Cast, The Acting All Around Is Excellent..."-Curtain Up

Fall 2013

December 4-8th

Myth In Motion

Co-produced with Rutgers-NJIT Theatre Program

Written and Performed by The Ensemble

Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh

Associate director Maha Chehaloui

With Michael Castillo, Michael Chiappa, Yasmine Gharib, Simon Guinto,Eric Holzer, Diana Hwaga, Brian O’Mahoney, Ahmier Mincy, Allison Mitchell, Jessica Perez, Marjorie Sullivan, Michael Watts

Scenic & Costume design Mary Elizabeth O’ Haire

Assistant Director & Stage Manager Sunjo Hendricks

Lighting Design Dan Drew & Raymond E. Gintner IV

Sound Design Eric Johnson

Spring 2014

May 1-4

A Workshop Production of


A director-led project featuring three original plays inspired by Middle Eastern mythology.

with work by

Noelle Ghoussaini, Kareem Fahmy & Pirronne Yousefzadeh


Written & Directed By Noelle Ghoussaini

With Monte Bezell, LaChrisha Brown, Peter Ganim, Fahim Hamid and Imran Sheikh


Written & Directed By Kareem Fahmy

With Leila Buck, Sara Buffamanti, Alex Grubbs, Eric T. Miller and Babak Tafti


Conceived And Directed By Pirronne Yousefzadeh

Assistant Director Sanaz Ghajarrahimi

With Layla Khoshnoudi, Leyla Modirzadeh, and Sade Namei


Scenic & Props Design Starlet Jacobs

Costume & Make Up Design Lisa Renee Jordan

Lighting Design Joe Thompson

Sound Design/Composer Mark Van Hare

Production Stage Manager
Nicole Marconi

Assistant Stage Manager Carina Teoh

Production Assistant
Michael Abourizk

Spring 2015

May 18th

Noor Theatre presents
1st Annual


Using current events as inspiration,  five playwrights, five directors, and a company of actors gather over 48 hours in a race to create theater as fast as a news cycle.

"Bold, fearless, and provocative, these five plays are nothing short of remarkable, and prove that theatre can indeed be timely, relevant, urgent, and uncompromisingly critical." - Muftah


By Keith Josef Adkins

Directed By
Noelle Ghoussaini

With LaChrisha Brown, Leila Buck, and Lori Parquet


By John Walch

Directed By
Peter Ganim

With Ramsey Faragallah,
Connie Hall, and Russell G. Jones


By Ismail Khalidi

Directed By
Victor Malana Maog

With Caitlin Cassidy, Gamze Ceylan, and Demosthenes Chrysan


By Pia Wilson

Directed By Shana Gold

With Nadine Malouf, Jesse Perez, and Steven Rattazzi


By Mona Mansour

Directed By
Erin Mee

With Michael Braun, Bridgit Antoinette Evans, Aaron Costa Ganis, and Christina Pumariega. Voice over by Ryah Aqel.

Production Team

Lighting Design
Joe Thompson

Production Manager
Thomas Dooley

Production Stage Manager
Lindsey Turteltaub

Assistant Stage Manager
Alyssa Howard

Spring 2016

May 17th & 18th

Noor Theatre presents
2nd Annual


Using current events as inspiration, five playwrights, five directors, and a company of actors gather over 48 hours in a race to create theater as fast as a news cycle.

"All the plays addressed thorny issues of violence and despair with surprising degrees of lightness and humor—a reminder that theatre about even the darkest topic doesn’t have to be heavy-spirited or preachy." - American Theatre Magazine


By Kara Lee Corthron

Directed By
Sanaz Ghajarrajimi

With Sade Namei, Haddi Tabbal, David Shih and Eric T. Miller

Politics in bed

By David Zellnik

Directed By
Pirronne Yousefzadeh

With Francis Benhamou, Nino Marzuqa and Mike Crane


By Leila Buck

Directed By
Orly Noa Rabinyan

With Erin Cherry, Bobby Moreno and Lynne Marie Rosenberg


By Laith Nakli

Directed By
Carlos Armesto

With RJ Foster, Eden Zane and Imran Sheihk

Trump Dreams

By Clare Barron

Directed By
Nelson Eusebio

With Aysan Celik, Drae Campbell and Amr El-Bayoumi

Production Team

Lighting Design
Joe Thompson

Sound Design
Emily Auciello

Associate Producer
Kate Moore Heaney

Production Manager
Thomas Dooley

Production Stage Manager
Brendan Cullen

Assistant Stage Manager
Alyssa Howard