Tuesday, December 13, 7:30pm
By Heather Raffo
Directed By Joanna Settle
Noura is a re-imagining of Ibsen's iconic Doll’s House. Told from inside the marriage of an Iraqi immigrant family to New York, the cultural pressures on this marriage differ from Ibsen’s, but speak both directly to modern marriage and the leaving of home. It is full of magical realism, the power of language, and the contemporary challenges of violence and ISIS.
This play comes from over three years of research in the Arab American communities in NYC. Heather worked from an embedded position with Arab American women on both the telling of their stories and the re-imagining of the many Noras in their personal lives. Noura follows an acutely relevant awakening of identity that tackles our notions of, shame, violence, assimilation, exile and love. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Noor Wins an Obie Award!
May 23, 2016
Noor Theatre has been honored with an Obie Award, specifically an Obie grant that recognizes the achievements of small theater companies. We are so proud to have been awarded and thrilled to see our own Arian Moayed honored for his gorgeous acting in Guards at the Taj (along with our longtime friend Omar Metwally!). Click here for the full list of winners.
We share this award with our incredible community of artists. Thank you for your generosity and talent - you are the reason we exist. And to our supporters and audience members - thank you for cheering us along and showing up to our work. We hope you all share in our pride!
Citation for Noor Theatre from the Obie judges: