Nora Louise Syran

Composer Playwright Lyricist
she/her/hers

Nora is a first generation Norwegian-American writer and a teacher of literature, theatre arts and music which has allowed her to travel, write and produce plays and, above all, learn from her students the world over. Based in France and the USA, she is also a member of the SACD (Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques), the Honor Roll! and the American Alliance for Theatre & Education.

Her play ELLIS ISLAND AHEAD! will be published soon by Eldridge Plays and Musicals and her monologue THERE ARE NO CLOSETS IN MY CLASSROOM has been selected for the Smith and Kraus anthology WE/US: Monologues for Gender Minority Characters. Her first 10 minute play "WALKING WARM" earned her a semi-finalist place in TASN's 2021 Annual Short Play Festival and her first teleplay "SPELLBOUND HORSES" earned her Second Prize from the Central Illinois Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters way back in 1993. 

She studied under poet Brigit P. Kelly and mezzo-soprano Sylvia Stone at the University of Illinois.

ARTISTIC STATEMENT

'I'm always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up in the morning and see the light.' -Miles Davis
Over the years I've enjoyed crafting plays for my students, intended for all audiences. I love being able to produce them and see them come alive. But I'm slowly exploring my darker nordic roots with more adult pieces, so we'll see; I've only just worked out what I want to be when I grow up. I'm a late bloomer!

I've enjoyed creating plays with large casts and plenty of roles for women and now I am enjoying crafting short plays and learning to 'knit a scarf'...email me and I'll explain ;) www.noralouisesyran.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nora-louise-syran/
noralouisesyran@gmail.com

Highlights

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN FRANCE with Next Stage Press https://www.nextstagepress.com/the-twelve-days-of-christmas-in-france/

ELLIS ISLAND AHEAD! is soon to be published by Eldridge Plays and Musicals! https://histage.com/ellis-island-ahead

THERE ARE NO CLOSETS IN MY CLASSROOM has been selected for the Smith and Kraus anthology WE/US: Monologues for Gender Minority Characters

and Ragnhild's monologue from EINAR'S RAGNAROK has been selected for their Best Women's Monologues of 2023.