What does “home” mean and what will we do to protect it?
Noura challenges our notions of modern marriage and motherhood through a portrait of Iraqi immigrants living in New York. As Noura and her husband Tareq prepare to celebrate their first Christmas as American citizens, she looks forward to welcoming a special guest—Maryam, a young Iraqi refugee. But the girl’s arrival upends the family, forcing them to confront where they are, where they’ve been and who they have become.
In this world-premiere production, award-winning playwright and performer Heather Raffo (Nine Parts of Desire) draws on personal stories of Arab American women responding to A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama of one mother’s quest to balance her duty with her identity.
STC presents Noura as part of the second Women’s Voices Theater Festival, taking place in January and February of 2018. First launched in 2015, the Festival highlights the scope of new plays written by female playwrights and the range of professional theatre being produced in and around the nation’s capital.
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Photo of Heather Raffo by Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi.
Prosecast – NOURA Green Room
NOURA Production Photos
Prosecast – NOURA
NOURA Open Rehearsal Photos
DC THEATRE SCENE: Bringing Iraqi women’s stories to the stage
THEATREWASHINGTON: Take Ten with Heather Raffo
DC METRO THEATER ARTS: Interview with Heather Raffo
Heather Raffo’s NOURA through the Eyes of Teen Critics
THE GUARDIAN: Heather Raffo challenging stereotypes
ON TAP: Heather Raffo on NOURA
BWW: STC to stage Heather Raffo’s NOURA
Heather Raffo: A response to Ibsen’s A DOLL’S HOUSE
Heather Raffo: NOURA and Washington, DC audiences