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4th annual


May 19 - 23, 2018

We're thrilled to be teaming up with the Lark for the second time to present this headline-inspired festival. Five playwrights, five directors, and twenty actors will gather to create five short plays in just 48-hours based on the news of the day. Playwrights Michele Lowe, Amina Henry, Sevan K. Greene and Melisa Tien are among the 30 artists joining this year. Stay tuned for more details!


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 more.