Noor Theatre Announces Call for Scripts


Noor Theatre announces a general call for submissions of new plays by writers of Middle-Eastern descent. Submissions will be considered for upcoming programming including the fall reading series, Highlight, as well as possible special events, workshops and commissions.

Submission Guidelines:
· We are accepting plays previously unproduced in New York City;

· Only one submission per writer;

· We are interested the various perspectives of writers of Middle-Eastern descent, whether the plays are Middle-Eastern themed or otherwise.

· Please include the following with each submission: a bio and/or resume, production or development history if applicable; for non-agent submissions, a letter of recommendation from a theatre professional.

The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2012. In an effort to be ecologically responsible, Noor Theatre accepts scripts with all materials in one email to Scripts with all attachments may also be mailed to the address below; please note, they will not be returned: Noor Theatre – Submissions, PO Box 1063, New York, NY 10276

Noor Theatre is dedicated to supporting, developing and producing the work of theatre artists of Middle-Eastern descent. Created in 2010 by Lameece Issaq, Maha Chehlaoui and Nancy Vitale, Noor Theatre is a Company-in-Residence at New York Theatre Workshop, where their first production, Ms. Issaq’s Food and Fadwa, will open in May of 2012.

Highlight, a play reading series that sheds light on the talents of emerging theatre artists of Middle-Eastern descent, will begin its third season at New York Theatre Workshop’s 4th Street Theatre in September. Past writers have included Sevan Kaloustian Greene, Yussef El Guindi, Mona Mansour, Betty Shamieh, Denmo Ibrahim and Amir Nizar-Zuabi, with professional directors such as Lisa Peterson, May Adrales and Pippin Parker and starring actors such as Kathleen Chalfant, David Wilson Barnes, Piter Marek, Sona Tatoyan, Rasha Zamamiri and Amir Arison.

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