The Shakespeare Theatre Company production of
by Heater Raffo
Directed by Joanna Settle
Award-winning playwright and performer Heater Raffo (9 Parts of Desire) reimagines Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House through the lens of an Iraqi immigrant family in the U.S. Searing and urgent, Noura is a passionate reflection of a major dilemma facing modern America: do we live for each other or for ourselves? Noura's Middle East premiere follows its world-premiere production at Washington DC's Shakespeare Theatre Company in February 2018.
Middle-East Premiere NYU Abu Dhabi - May 10-12, 2018
Shakespeare Theatre Company - February - March, 2017
Heather Raffo is an award-winning playwright and actress. She is the author and solo performer of the play 9 Parts Of Desire, which The New Yorker called "an example of how art can remake the world." Her libretto for the opera Fallujah was first heard as part of the Kennedy Center's International Theater Festival prior to its premiere at Long Beach Opera and subsequent production with New York City Opera. Raffo is the recipient of multiple grants from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to use theater as a means of bridge building between her Eastern and Western cultures. She continues to grow her storytelling workshop, Places of Pilgrimage, taking it to universities and community centers across America and the Middle East.
Shakespeare Theatre Company
Recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award® the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) has become synonymous with artistic excellence and making classical theatre more accessible. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Kahn and Managing Director Chris Jennings, STC's innovative approach to Shakespeare and other classic playwrights has earned it the reputation as the nation's premier classical theatre company. The Company's artistic mission is unique among theatre companies: to present theatre of scope and size in an imaginative, skillful and accessible American style that honors the playwrights' language and intentions while viewing their work through a 21st-century lens.