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Support Our Upcoming Production: FIRST DOWN

Support Our Upcoming Production: FIRST DOWN

Date(s) - 02/18/2022 - 03/05/2022
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Noor Theatre

As part of our 11th season, we return with a live production!

We are excited to bring the world premiere of SEVAN’s play FIRST DOWN to the New York stage. Directed by Johanna McKeon and featuring: Peter RomanoChris Henry CoffeyHend Ayoub, and Olivia Abiassi, our 2nd commissioned full-length play will premier at 59E59 Theaters from February 18 to March 5, 2022.

Created out of a short piece for our 48 Hour Forum and then developed as part of our Commissioning Initiative, FIRST DOWN investigates the struggle of Montana native George Berri— a national sports sensation, beloved hometown hero, and one of the NFL’s best players. But at the Super Bowl, George is about to create a perfect storm as he wrestles with the decision to reveal his Arab-Muslim identity to the world by praying during the national anthem. The costs of his choice may be more than he bargained for.

Sports and sports figures are playing an important role in social justice, and the themes in SEVAN’s particularly urgent work illuminate this current, evolving moment.

To help bring a fully-realized production of FIRST DOWN to the stage, will you help us reach our $10,000 goal with a $20 donation? Your contribution and support will make an incredible impact as we work on this timely piece.


Or, if you prefer, make checks payable to Noor Theatre and send to:
PO Box 1063
New York, NY, 10276

Keep Noor Theatre in mind if your company has a matching program!

*Noor Theatre is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service. All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. A statement of receipt acknowledging your contribution and exemption eligibility will be sent to you.

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