Noa Gelb is a theatre artist hailing from Washington, DC. Growing up, she studied and performed Shakespeare nearly exclusively, leading her to develop a second language in iambic pentameter. A Classicist at heart, her education continued at the University of Michigan, where she received a dual degree in Theatre Arts and Classical Civilizations. While in University, Noa had the privilege of studying acting at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland, and ancient history at College Year of Athens in Athens, Greece. Living in these two incredible countries only further convicted Noa that telling stories of lesser known people and traditions is what she wants to contribute to the arts.
Upon graduation, Noa moved back to DC, where she started working locally as an actress and dramaturge. Within a year of returning home, Noa joined Theatre Prometheus as Resident Casting Director, committed to finding the best people to help tell the stories. Although theatre is her main passion, Noa also has a strong interest in watching movies, writing, mythology, history, cooking, and traveling.
Noa will be playing Meg in the upcoming workshop of the new play, rêverie, written by Hannah Ruth Wellons, and produced by Fractal Theatre Collective.
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Noa served as Assistant Stage Manager on the Folger Theatre's production of the Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Aaron Posner.
The Cronos Grant
Noa is currently working on her first book, a Young Adult novel inspired by Greek Mythology.