48 Hour Forum Presents Paired Artists including Producing Artistic Director of Ma-Yi, Ralph Peña!


The Details

When: Monday, May 21st @ 8pm, Tuesday, May 22nd @ 7pm, and Wednesday, May 23rd @ 7pm, followed by a benefit

Where: The Lark, 311 West 43rd Street, NYC

How: Buy tickets here.

NOOR THEATER has been working hard behind the scenes to determine the diverse roster of actors for 48 Hour Forum, who will each be randomly assigned to a playwright and director. Ralph Peña , Ma-Yi’s Artistic Producing Director will participate as a Director in this exciting annual event where 30 artists race to create theatre as fast as a news cycle!

This year’s event will feature:
Tala Ashe, Veracity Butcher, May Calamawy, Grace Canahuati, Dan Domingues, Isra Elsalihie, J.D. Goldblatt, Cleo Gray, Wesley T. Jones, Amel Khalil, Aaron Lynn*, Sharina Martin, Nikki Massoud, Thomas Muccioli, Marjan Neshat, Leta Renée-Alan, and Kesav Wable.

In addition, playwright Aeneas Hemphill and directors Kholoud Sawaf and Jessica Blankjoin the previously announced playwrights Amina Henry, Sevan K. Greene, Michele Lowe, and Melisa Tien, and directors Ralph Peña and Ed Sylvanus Iskandar.


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Noor Theatre is dedicated to supporting, developing and presenting the work of theatre artists of Middle Eastern descent. As a vital presence in the theatrical landscape, they aim to create exceptional work that transcends cultural boundaries and speaks to all people.



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