Noelle Ghoussaini

Noelle Ghoussaini

Noelle Ghoussaini is a multidisciplinary theatre artist: a director, writer, educator and performer. She creates expansive and genre-defying theatre that examines and reimagines our society within political, cultural and mystical contexts. In her work, she brings to light to the resilient spirit of women living under patriarchal norms and creates nuanced stories about unexposed beauty and complexity of spiritual and social landscapes in the Middle East. A theatre educator for the past 15 years, Noelle has partnered with numerous non-profits and high schools throughout New York City and Chicago, in the Jenin Refugee Camp in Palestine and at Rikers Island, among other locations. She creates unique curriculum to create space for youth to develop original theatre through playwriting, movement and live performance. She has led workshops on arts and civic engagement at UNESCO in Paris, Creative Alliance in Baltimore and the Queens Museum in New York City.

Recent Projects include: The Jungle (Resident Director, Curran Theatre) A Skate Play (Director / Adaptor, Co-production of The Jenin Freedom Theatre and Skateqilya) Acquittal (Director, Pan Asian Rep), Dreamscapes (Co-creator / Performer, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center), 6 views: on women of power and interest (Creator / Performer, Venice Biennale), Mariposa and the Saint by Julia Steele Allen (Dir. National Tour) There is a Field by Jen Marlowe (Dir. National Tour). Noelle was also the recipient of the Laundromat Project Create Change Fellowship, was a New York Theatre Workshop 2050 directing fellow, a Target Margin Institute Fellow, a Hemispheric Institute fellow for artist activists and a member of the 2013 Lincoln Center Director’s Lab. M.A. Arts Politics (NYU, Tisch). www.noelleghoussaini.com .