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Join the Cast of Noor Theatre’s New Play ‘Dead Are My People’

Noor Theatre is casting four singing roles for a new play with songs called “Dead Are My People.” The show is being produced at New York Theatre Workshop’s Next Door and is the first full-length commission for the theater. The play is written by Ismail Khalidi (“Tennis in Nablus”), with original compositions by Hadi Eldebek (Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble) and direction by Leah C. Gardiner (“The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner”). The title of the play comes from a poem by Khalil Gibran. The story follows Nicola, “a young Syrian man who flees to the U.S. from famine-stricken Mount Lebanon during World War I. Once there, he hopes to track down his uncle Tanios, who emigrated West years before. Finding few traces of his kin, Nicola must ultimately navigate the treacherous terrain of the Jim Crow South.” Two roles are already cast; the production is

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