staff


Lameece Issaq

FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Lameece Issaq has over fifteen years of experience working in the professional theater as an actor, writer and producer. Not only has she been involved in the Arab-American artist community, but also the New York theater scene, having worked at such esteemed institutions as the Public Theater and New York Theater Workshop and with many of New York’s finest theater artists, including Tony-Award winning directors Sam Gold and Daniel Sullivan and playwrights Naomi Wallace and David Hare. Lameece brings Noor together with well-known institutions and artists, and her own aesthetic has been shaped by her work with some of theater’s most respected luminaries.

 


Megan Patterson

ASSOCIATE MANAGING DIRECTOR

Megan Patterson is a New York-based arts administrator. She has worked as a company manager for the Cape Playhouse before joining Brierpatch Productions on shows such as The Brightness of Heaven and Actor's Studio Drama School. From there, she worked as a finance associate at 59E59 Theaters before becoming the assistant production coordinator at the Metropolitan Opera. She is ecstatic to join the Noor team as the Associate Managing Director, and she cannot wait to help the company grow during this exciting time!


Kate Moore Heaney

ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC PRODUCER

Kate Moore Heaney is a director, playwright, and producer committed to promoting empathy and investigating social, political, and human rights issues through theatre. In addition to serving as Associate Artistic Producer with Noor, Kate has directed and developed new work at The Flea (where she is a Resident Director), Fundamental Theatre Project, The Director’s Gathering JAM, Midtown International Theatre Festival, The Secret Theatre, The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, TinyRhino, Rising Sun Performance Company, Playwrights at the Grand, and YES NOISE (on the High Line). Kate has worked, trained, and assistant directed at McCarter Theatre, The Shakespeare Society, Second Stage, Clubbed Thumb, CRY HAVOC, Yale Institute for Music Theatre, and the Théâtre du Châtelet. She has assisted directors such as Emily Mann, Mark Brokaw, Portia Krieger, Adam Immerwahr, and Michael Unger.  BA: Yale University. katemooreheaney.com


Board of Directors


  • President: Nilou Safinya, Entertainment Producer

  • Vice President: Lena Rizkallah, JD, Vice President, JP Morgan Asset Management

  • Secretary: Omar Idliby, Assistant Vice President and Program Manager at Oppenheimer Funds

  • Treasurer: Megan Patterson

  • Mason Granger, Director of Grants, Hearst Foundation

  • Kathryn Grody, Actor & Writer

  • Tariq Hassan, President of DAS, a division Omnicom Group and East and Africa.


artistic advisory board


  • Beth Blickers, Literary Agent, APA

  • Kathleen Chalfant, Actor (Angels in America, Wit)

  • Maha Chehlaoui, Founder, Noor Theatre

  • Cherien Dabis, Filmmaker (Amreeka)

  • Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director, The Public Theater

  • Kathryn Grody, Playwright and Performer

  • Mara Isaacs, Founding Producer at Octopus Theatricals

  • Arian Moayed, Actor (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), Artistic Director of Waterwell

  • Scott Morfee, Producer at The Barrow Street Theater

  • Dean Obeidallah, Comedian and Producer (Amman Comedy Festival, Axis of Evil, NYAACF)

  • Susan Peters, Executive Director, Arab Bankers Association of North America

  • Lisa Peterson, Director and Playwright (An Iliad)

  • Jose Rivera, Playwright and Screenwriter (Motorcycle Diaries, Marisol, Cloud Tectonics)

  • Tony Shalhoub, Actor (Monk, Golden Boy)

  • Naomi Wallace, Playwright (One Flea Spare, The Fever Chart)