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Rona Moriah

Rona Moriah

She/Her

Biography

Rona Moriah is a playwright, librettist, lyricist, dramaturg, and director. Her first short plays Political Cartoon and Parental Guidance were chosen as finalists for the Blank Theatre’s Young Playwrights’ Festival. Several of her works have been featured at ThinkBIG Theatre Arts’ Night of One-Acts.

She was the dramaturg for a staged reading of Liwaa Yazji’s Question and Question, functioning as the production’s resident expert on the Syrian Civil War and the experiences of displaced Syrian women. She served as a research assistant to Professor Carrie Preston in reviewing citations, revising drafts, and researching materials for her upcoming book Participate!, a chronicle of audience participation in historical and contemporary American theater. She made her directorial debut in 2019 with her re-imagined production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, set in a conservative Padua in the late 1960s. Her honors thesis, Like it Was a Game, is an educational play that explores the questions and ethics of using documentary theater in the context of conveying stories about Middle Eastern refugees and trauma. An excerpt of her most recent work, Vincent, was performed at a professional blackbox theater in New York City.

Rona is a 2020 recipient of Boston University’s Humanities Scholars Award. Most recently, she was a selected playwright for the 2024 Eden Prairie Players' One-Act Festival for Women+ under the name Noa Najar. She holds a Bachelor's degree in English literature from Boston University/Kilachand Honors College and a Master of Arts in Writing and Design for Musical Theater from Berklee NYC.

Professional Experience

  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • Boston/New England

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Maestra Expertise

  • Theatrical Lyricist
  • Theatrical Bookwriter
  • Songwriter

Primary Instruments

  • Guitar - acoustic
  • Mandolin

Software

  • Finale
  • Logic

Affiliations

  • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD
  • MUSE