Maha Chehlaoui is a New York-based theatre artist of Philipino and Syrian heritage. She is the founding executive director of Noor Theatre, New York’s only company serving to support, develop, and produce the work of theatre artists of Middle Eastern descent. As an actor, credits include Food and Fadwa (New York Theatre Workshop) And if You Lose Your Way, or, A Food Odyssey (The Invisible Dog), and Peer Gynt (The Guthrie). Next up is The Life Model (On the Boards).