Meet our grantee:

Noor Theater

Noor Theatre is an Obie Award–winning company that supports, develops, and produces the work of theater artists of Middle Eastern descent. Led by Founding Artistic Director Lameece Issaq, an award-winning actor and writer, Noor was created to develop artists’ voices and share their often-unheard stories with a diverse audience. In a climate where xenophobia, racism, Islamophobia, and prejudice against individuals from the Middle East are prevalent, Noor nurtures new work and creates a collaborative environment in which the many artists with whom they have formed relationships can thrive and create. As a grantee member of the Pop Culture Collaborative’s “Artists Advancing Cultural Change” program, Noor Theater will choose and manage a cohort of artists to create stories that inspire mass audiences to both envision and yearn for a just and pluralist society.

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