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The Inaugural Nora Salon is January 20!

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In 2017, Nora’s Playhouse invites you to The Nora Salon,
a monthly reading series to promote and support women playwrights.

Our inaugural salon is happening on Inauguration Day.

Join us the evening of Friday, January 20th for a glass of wine,
friendly conversation, and an informal reading of a work-in-progress:
Christine Farrell’s full-length play, Our Half of the Sky.

An intimate portrait of the fight for women’s suffrage, Farrell’s Our Half of the Sky depicts flesh-and-blood history emerging from kitchens, seances, and convention halls. A reluctant leader at first, Elizabeth Cady Stanton rises to prominence in the late 19th-century lecture circuit, but ultimately comes into conflict with former allies when they vote to exclude women’s suffrage from their platform.  Through Stanton’s relationships with Frederick Douglas, Susan B. Anthony, and her own abolitionist husband, the play explores a character who finds the roots of her passion, even as she loses the battle for suffrage.

Special guest Sweet Megg of Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers will be performing the play’s musical interludes with another member of the band.

The Nora Salon: Our Half of the Sky
Friday, January 20th at 7pm
388 Bridge Street, Brooklyn, NY
hosted by Michelle Lipchin

The guest list for January’s The Nora Salon is now FULL.
Please email us at
to add your name to the wait list.

Suggested donation: $10


Here’s to a theatre-filled 2017!

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All of us at Nora’s Playhouse hope that you are having the happiest of holidays and wish you a theatre-filled new year!

P.S. It’s not to late to show your support for women in theatre. Go to and make your year-end donation by midnight on Saturday 12/31 to receive your tax-deduction for 2016!



The Nora Project 2016: Photos

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The Nora Project reading on Thursday, December 8th was magical.  As I witnessed the ripples of “gap bridging” in the audience, I was deeply happy that Nora’s was able to support this outreach to these amazing girls and women.

— Caroline Reddick Lawson, Artistic Director