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Noelle Elizabeth Ghoussaini


6 views: on women of power and interest

European Cultural Center (at the Venice Biennale)

Performer / Creator

Fatima and her Pigeon (Theatre for Young Audiences)

The Flea Theatre: Cereals 

Writer (directed by Kate Moore Heaney)

American Dreams Arabian Nights by Leila Buck

BRIClab Residency (fall 2017)

Director (developing in collaboration)

Acquittal by Shahid Nadeem

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre @ Theatre Row



Work in progress @ New York Theatre Workshop / 2050 fellowship

Creator / Director

A Doll’s House: Remix edited by Heather Raffo

Epic Theatre @ Queens College / National Black Theatre


There is a Field by Jen Marlowe

Land Day National Tour (23 universities) / Soho Playhouse

Director (developed in collaboration)

HKEELEE by Leila Buck

 Mosaic Theatre

Director (developed in collaboration)

Mariposa and the Saint by Julia Steele Allen and Mariposa Fonseca

2015-2016 National Tour (over 50 performances nationwide)

Director (developed in collaboration)

A Syrian in Detroit by Keith Joseph Adkins

Noor Theatre 48 hour forum @ Peter Jay Sharp Theatre


White by James Ijames

Gulfshore Playhouse (staged reading, new play festival)


phoenicia flowers

Noor Theatre @ NYTW, myth project commission

Director / Playwright

The Price by Lena Kitsopoulou

Between The Seas festival


A Skate Play

Williamsburg Skate Park


Director / Adaptor

The Forrester’s Song by Susan Soon He Stanton

Tiny Rhino: Brooklyn Lyceum


Sabra Falling by Ismail Khalidi

Noor Theatre: Highlight Series (staged reading)



the wall: a story of the land

La Mama Theatre, Brooklyn Lyceum, Westbrook Garden

Director / Playwright

Dostoevsky’s The Idiot

Bolshoi Drama Theatre, TPAM festival. (St. Petersburg, Russia)


Roots to Flower, Flower to Roots devised by viBe Theatre Ensemble

Here Arts, Culture Project, The Wild Project


Ruth and the Great Gust of Wind

Teatro IATI, Les Manouches Theatre, Culture Project



The Movement Theatre Company, Go Green Festival



Girls! Girls? Girls. by Marjuan Canady

2011-2013 College Tour, La Tea, Teatro Iati, NOLA Fringe

Director (developed in collaboration)

Perhaps After Sunrise

Northwestern University

Director / Playwright

Love is…a compilation of Hip-Hop Love Songs

Northwestern University 

 Director / Adaptor

Food and Fadwa by Lameece Issaq and Jake Kader

New York Theatre Workshop

 Assistant Director (Shana Gold)

Imagining Heschel by Colin Greer

Cherry Lane Theatre

Assistant Director (Larry Moss)

Atwani directed by Faisal Abu AlHayjaa

Jenin Freedom Theatre



Northwestern University





• New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Directing Fellowship (NYC, 2015-2016)

• Teatralnoye Prostranstvo Andreya Moguchego (TPAM) festival. St. Petersburg, Russia (December 2013)

• Laundromat Project Create Change Fellow (NYC, June 2013 – October 2013)

• Lincoln Center Theatre Director’s Lab (July 2013)

• Tres Artis Studio for Directors. (NYC, Sept. 2012-June 2013)

• EmergeNYC : The Hemispheric Institute’s Emerging Performers Program for artist-activists (NYC, 2011)



12 years teaching experience with organizations such as:

• Theatre Development Fund: Facilitator for WORDlab, professional playwriting ensemble for high school playwrights, playwriting / theatre teaching artist

• viBe theatre: theatre director / facilitator for young women

• New York Theatre Workshop: Mind the Gap teaching artist

• The Leadership Program, Urban Arts Partnership, DreamYard Drama Project: dance / theatre teaching artist

• Jenin Freedom Theatre: dance instructor / choreographer


• Board Member. Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre: Fundraising. Production Support. Event planning. (2013-present)

• Race Recounted. Creative Alliance. Storytelling workshop leader. (Baltimore, summer 2016)

• Associate Producer. Noor Theatre’s HIGHLIGHT reading series. (2014-2015)

• Open Engagement Conference. Queens Museum. Workshop leader. “Artists in communities”. (Queens, NYC. Spring 2014)

• UNESCO Young Leaders conference. Workshop leader “unlocking your creative potential”. (Paris, France. Fall, 2013)

• Westbrook Community Garden Arts Party. Organizer and Curator. (NYC, September, 2013, July 2014)

• Laundromat Project Arts Festival. Organizer and workshop leader. (NYC, October, 2013)

• Wedding ceremony minister / curator. (Koh Phangan, Thailand. October, 2013)



 New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY

MA in Arts Politics


 Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

BA in Performances Studies, French, African Studies (minor)





• James L. Lardner Memorial Award for achievement in extracurricular activities (Northwestern University, 2007)

• Charlotte Lee Award for academic merit and excellence in performance (Northwestern University, 2005)

• ECIS Award for International Understanding (Frankfurt International School, Germany, 2003)



• French: fluent in reading, writing and speaking

• German: competent in reading, writing and speaking

• Spanish: basic skills in reading, writing and speaking

• Arabic (Levantine dialect): beginner in reading, writing, speaking