ON LEAVE FROM NOOR THEATRE
I'll be on hiatus from my Artistic Director duties this year to focus on other projects. Team leadership is now in the capable hands of Megan Patterson, Kate Moore Heaney, Sivan Battat & Salma Zohdi. www.noortheatre.org
Featured in Shoutout LA
Amazing to be featured in ShoutOut LA! I talk about wandering the streets of NYC, writing your own work, and alot about food. Alot. Read the feature here.
Good Day To me, Not to you
Featured at Cape Code Theatre Project
Was a lobster-eating bonanza in Falmouth this summer, where my solo show A Good Day to Me, Not to You was featured in CCTP's 2022 season, alongside some super badass writers. Read about it here.
Loved narrating Iman Hariri-Kia's funny and heart warming tale about a 20-something making her way through a changing media industry. Listen to a sample here.
Narrator Lameece Issaq is the pithy, sarcastic, millennial Noora, who is passing time as a blogger while pursuing her dream of being a writer in New York City. This audiobook is a hilarious romp through the Upper East Side and the offices of "Vinyl," a hipster magazine that doesn't turn out to be the job Noora has always wanted. Issaq plays up the ingénue versus the bad boss and hits all the right notes to have listeners laughing out loud. Noora's ethnic background is also rich fodder for unfortunate office missteps that endear her--and the narrator--to us even more. For those looking for a fresh take on the coming-of-age journey of a young, female creative, Issaq delivers. - AudioFile
Abe, featured at Sundance, now playing on Amazon
The feature I co-wrote with Jake Kader, Abe, starring Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp, and featured at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, is now playing on Amazon. Created and directed by Fernando Grostein Andrade.
“Abe,” is one of those family films you don’t need a family to enjoy. It’s about families, though, their blessings and curses, and at a time when coronavirus and quarantine have forced relatives to live apart from each other, the movie serves as a reminder of how much sustenance can be found in getting everyone together.
- Boston Globe
Grostein Andrade directs with energy and enthusiasm, especially when it comes to communicating the online dimension of Abe’s social life (all his friends are virtual, though negative comments can still feel intensely personal). Among “Abe’s” strengths is that the film never talks down to its child characters or the audience.
Andrade serves up an enticing dramedy that wholeheartedly celebrates the potential for multicultural cuisine to unite people from distinctly different traditions, even in the face of determined opposition.
- Hollywood Reporter