Photo by Matt Dunivan.

 

About

Nora Sørena Casey loves to create vivid theatrical worlds that break free of reality. This emphasis on imagination takes many forms, including site-specific works, musicals, and plays that seamlessly move across time and space. From plays like False Stars, a collaboratively-created reclaiming of the family drama, to experimental new musicals like Waiting, Nora blends humor and lyrical language to explore sex, love, identity and power in America today.

Nora’s work has been seen across New York at venues including The Signature Center, The New Ohio, Dixon Place, South Oxford Space, the Kraine, Symphony Space, Urban Stages, and the Paradise Factory. Her dramaturgy credits include developing new works with César Alvarez and Sarah Benson, Jackie Sibblies Drury, The Civilians, and Kareem Fahmy. Nora was the script assistant to David Henry Hwang on the Broadway revival of M. Butterfly and the world premiere of Soft Power.

Nora has a BA in English from the University of Chicago and an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University.