Coach: Amy Kaissar
Peer: Rory Michelle Sullivan (’18)
Lev of Leningrad, a comedy-drama, tells the true story of Lev and Marina Furman, Jewish refusniks who were denied the right to emigrate from the former Soviet Union. The playwright’s family are longtime family friends of the Furmans, who now reside in Philadelphia, and their remarkable journey was the inspiration for the play. Lev of Leningrad received a staged reading at the Fulton Theatre’s inaugural ‘Stories of Diversity’ Festival in 2021. The next performance will be a staged reading in Philadelphia to raise relief funds those in Marina’s home country, Ukraine.
About the Founder
Noah is an emerging playwright. He spent five years working as an analyst on the commodities desk at Susquehanna International Group (SIG). While there he wrote his first play, Lev of Leningrad. Noah lives in center city with his fiancée, Colleen.