NOELLE GHOUSSANI

THEATRE

NEW YORK CITY

Acquittal by Shahid Nadeem

Dreamscapes

Fatima and her Pigeon

Shapelight

American Dreams Arabian Nights By Leila Buck

A Doll’s House: REMIX by Heather Raffo

Phoenicia Flowers

The Wall: A Story of the Land

Ruth and the Great Gust of Wind

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

The Flea Theatre

Target Margin Theatre

BRIC lab

EPIC Theatre @ Queens College

Noor Theatre @ NYTW

La Mama, Brooklyn Lyceum

Teatro IATI, Culture Project

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Playwright / Performer

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Director / Performer

Director / Dramaturg

Director

Director / Playwright

Director / Playwright

Director / Playwright

A Syrian in Detroit by Keith Joseph Adkins

Sabra Falling By Ismail Khalidi

I am Yusuf and This is My Brother By Amir Zuabi

9 visions of Gaza, a short play

Roots to Flower, Flower to Roots by vibe theatre

Happylessness

The Forrestor’s Song by Susan Soon He Stanton

Fear and Caves and Husbands and Hair (devised)

Noor Theatre, 48 hour forum

Noor Theatre, Highlight Series

Columbia University

Columbia University / Lark Theatre

Vibe Theatre @ HERE arts

The Movement Theatre Company

Tiny Rhino @ Brooklyn Lyceum

Tiny Rhino

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Director

Director / Playwright

Director

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Director

NATIONAL TOURS

There is a Field by Jen Marlowe

Mariposa and the Saint by Julia Steele Allen & Mariposa

Girls? Girls! Girls. by Marjuan Canady

Land Day Tour: 23 universities

100 performances in over 10 states

Festivals in D.C, NYC and N.O

Director / Dramaturg

Director / Dramaturg

Director / Dramaturg

INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL

A Skate Play

Food and Fadwa by Lameece Issaq and Jacob Kader

Hour of Feeling by Mona Mansour

6 views: on Women of Power and Interest

HKEELEE by Leila Buck

White by James Ijames

The Idiot by Dostoevsky

SkateQilya, Palestine / Golconda Skatepark Brooklyn, NY

Arab Voices Festival @ Dar il Nimer

Beirut, Lebanon (staged readings)

Venice Biennale, Italy

Mosaic Theatre. D.C.

Gulfshore Playhouse, Florida

Bolshoi Drama Theatre, Russia

Director / Adaptor

Director

Director

Creator / Performer

Director / Dramaturg

Director

Director

ASSISTING

The Jungle by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson

Food and Fadwa by Lameece Issaq and Jacob Kader

Imagining Heschel by Colin Greer

Curran Theatre (resident director)

New York Theatre Workshop

Culture Project

Dir. Stephen Daldry
Justin Martin

Dir. Shana Gold

Dir. Larry Moss

FELLOWSHIPS AND LABS

— Mediterranean Director’s Lab (Online, 2020. Beirut, 2019)

— Target Margin Theatre Institute Fellow (NYC, 2018)

— New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Directing Fellow (NYC, 2015-2016)

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

— Laundromat Project Create Change Fellow (NYC, 2013)

— Lincoln Center Theatre Director’s Lab (NYC, 2013)

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

TEACHING

— Creighton University: Artist in Residence: Theatre for Social Justice, Devising Original Theatre, Installation Performance
    (2020)

— Theatre Development Fund: Facilitator and Founder of Young Playwrights Group: high school ensemble. In-school theatre
    teaching artist (2009-present)

— Urban Art Beat: storytelling and music production at Rikers Island (2017-2019)

— viBe theatre: theatre director / facilitator for young women (2010-2013)

— New York Theatre Workshop: Mind the Gap teaching artist, in-school theatre teaching artist (2012-2016)

— Jenin Freedom Theatre: dance instructor / choreographer (2010-2016)

— The Leadership Program, Hospital Audiences, Urban Arts Partnership, DreamYard Drama Project: Dance / theatre teaching
   artist (2007-2012)

PRODUCING

— Board member. Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre: Fundraising. Production support. Event planning. (2012-present)

— Producer. Theatre Development Fund’s ‘Young Playwrights Group’ Bi-Annual showcase (2011-present)

— Producer. Break the wall: Plays about Palestine. Columbia University (2018)

— Associate Producer HIGHLIGHT reading series, Noor Theatre (2014-2015)

— Producer and Curator. Westbrook Community Garden Arts Party. (NYC, 2013-2015)

WORKSHOPS

— Community and College Fellowship. ‘Arts for Justice’ residency for women impacted by the criminal justice system

   (2022 & 2020)

— Transformation. shapleight residency. Young Leadership School of Brooklyn. 2021.

 

— Water Rituals & Earth Rituals. shapelight’s virtual workshop series (Online, 2021)

— Liberation and Ritual: Inspirations from Yoko Ono’s ‘Grapefruit’ . Target Margin Theater and New York Public Library. 

   (Online, July ,2020)

— Arts and Advocacy for women impacted by the criminal justice system, Community and College Fellowship.

   (Online, June,2020)

— Activating Community Space. Theatre Development Fund’s “Create NY” programming. (NYC, February, 2020)

— Devising Theatre with High School Students. NYC Public School Teacher Training (NYC, 2018-2020)

— Race Recounted. Creative Alliance. Storytelling residency (Baltimore, 2016)

— Artists in communities. Open Engagement Conference. Queens Museum. (Queens, 2014)

— Unlocking Your Creative Potential. UNESCO Young Leaders conference. (Paris, 2013)

LANGUAGES

— 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: intermediate level speaking (basic skills in reading and writing)

EDUCATION

— MA in Arts Politics: New York University, Tisch School of the Arts

— BA in Performances Studies and French, minor in African Studies: Northwestern University