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The Nora Salon: The Quiet Voice is April 7th!

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The April gathering of our monthly reading series, The Nora Salon, is Friday, April 7.

We hope you’ll join us for a glass of wine, friendly conversation, and
an informal reading of Elizabeth Curtis’ one-act play: The Quiet Voice.


Twenty-one year old Vera Brittain’s diary for August 1914 reflects an “incongruous mixture of war and tennis.” With England’s entry into World War I, Vera is propelled from a life of bourgeois leisure into becoming one of the 20th Century’s prominent pacifist and feminist voices. The Quiet Voice,  adapted from Letters from a Lost Generation, a collection of wartime letters written by a young Vera, spans the years 1914 to 1918, taking us through the horrific and life-changing events that war brings.

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The Nora Salon: The Quiet Voice
Friday, April 7th at 7pm
1 Washington Square Village, New York, NY
hosted by Sharon Friedman

SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
April’s Salon is currently FULL.
Please email us at reservations@norasplayhouse.org to add your name to the wait list.

For this salon, we will be casting at least two roles from the crowd!
Let us know if you’re interested in reading when you RSVP.

Suggested donation: $10

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The Nora Salon: Summoned is February 17!

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The February gathering of our new monthly reading series, The Nora Salon, is Friday, February 17.

We hope you’ll join us for a glass of wine, friendly conversation, and an informal reading of February’s selection:
Sheyenne Javonne Brown’s Summoned.


A modern adaptation of the timeless myth of Orpheus and Eurydice set against the Black Lives Matter movement in NYC, Summoned explores a couple’s journey into political turmoil. Playwright Sheyenne Javonne Brown has crafted a tale of two lovers struggling to find one another even as they find themselves worlds apart.

Cast: Heather Harvey, Kevin Green, Mieko Gavia, Jovan Davis, Kristie Larson*, & Michael Flood*.
*appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association

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The Nora Salon: Summoned
Friday, February 17th at 7pm
122 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY
hosted by Franklin Stone

SPACE IS LIMITED. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
February’s Salon is currently FULL.
Please email us at reservations@norasplayhouse.org to add your name to the wait list.

Suggested donation: $10

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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 reservations@norasplayhouse.org
to add your name to the wait list.

Suggested donation: $10

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