Call for Submissions from NYC’s Women Playwrights!

Nora’s Playhouse is proud to announce The Nora Salon (TNS), a new monthly reading series devoted to supporting and promoting the work of emerging women playwrights from diverse backgrounds and life experiences.

We envision TNS as an informal gathering of artists and Nora’s supporters who want an inside look at how plays get from page to stage, and the opportunity to participate in the development process. Our first salon will take place in January 2017 in Downtown Brooklyn.

We welcome submissions of any genre and length, provided they:

  1. are by women playwrights in the NYC area,
  2. centrally feature women’s stories and perspectives,
  3. have not yet had a production.

Finished pieces and works-in-progress both welcome.

Please email a copy of your submission along with a brief cover letter to Julie at submissions@norasplayhouse.org.

Join us on October 23rd in Brooklyn!

We hope you can join us on Sunday, October 23 at a very special event, hosted by the multi award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant at her lovely home in Brooklyn Heights.

At the Southern Sunday Cocktail Party, we’ll be enjoying Southern-style hors d’oeuvres like mini country ham biscuits, cheese straws, and deviled eggs; plus wine and beer compliments of Sofia Wine Bar and Simple Brewing Company. For entertainment, in addition to sparkling conversation, we’ll have the musical stylings of jazz pianist Liz Magnes and short readings from two plays currently in development at Nora’s: Catherine Filloux‘s Eternity Canyon and Martha Pichey‘s Ashes & Ink.

All proceeds will go to support our mission of providing an environment for women theatre artists to collaborate to tell women’s stories.

To buy tickets or make a donation just use this link: bit.do/norasplayhouse.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email.

We look forward to celebrating with you on Sunday, October 23rd in Brooklyn!

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United Solo nomination for Kathleen Chalfant!

Congratulations to Kathleen Chalfant on her 2016 United Solo Special Award nomination for her outstanding solo performance as Rose Kennedy in Nora’s Playhouse’s world premiere production of Laurence Leamer’s Rose! Brava!!

Kathleen Chalfant’s spellbinding portrayal of Rose Kennedy, the mother of John F. Kennedy, is a study of poise that masks despair in the face of trial. In Laurence Leamer’s “Rose,” Ms. Chalfant created a devastating performance as a woman claiming her role in a family of flawed, ambitious men at the foreground of history.

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