It was an exhausting, incredible, and completely thrilling experience. Beautifully directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh and lovingly acted (and quickly memorized!) by Mike Crane, Francis Benhamou, and Chilean/Palestinian actor Constantino Nino Marzuqa Giacaman. An experience I won't soon forget with a theatre company I adore.
From American Theatre Magazine:
"On Monday evening, an actor held a script and quietly recited lines on an ascending elevator. He wasn’t doing last-minute preparation for an audition—he was participating in Noor Theatre’s 48 Hour Forum. It was the 48th hour, almost curtain time, and haste was just the name of the game. For the event, which took place at the Lark Play Development Center on May 16 and 17, 5 playwrights, 5 directors, and 20 actors turned news headlines about the Middle East into 15-minute plays in two days.
Founded in 2010, Noor Theatre has a mission to develop and produce work by American artists of Middle Eastern descent. But the 48 Hour Forum, now in its second year, brings together a group of playwrights, actors, and directors from a variety of backgrounds: This year’s writers were Kara Lee Corthron, David Zellnik, Leila Buck, Laith Nakli, and Clare Barron..." - Allison Considine