December 2, 2014 is #GivingTuesday!

December 2, 2014 is #GivingTuesday!

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Dear Friends of Nora’s:

As the calendar year comes to a close, Nora’s Playhouse would like to thank you for your loyal support of our theatre company dedicated to telling women’s stories.

With the help of donors like you, we have had a very exciting 2014. This past May, Nora’s presented a staged reading of Laurence Leamer’s Rose, based on the life of Rose Kennedy, on the main stage at New York Theatre Workshop. The incomparable Kathleen Chalfant played Rose Kennedy to a packed audience, and the response was extremely positive. As a result, Nora’s has committed to produce a full run of Rose with Ms. Chalfant in New York in the fall of 2015. We are also looking forward to our reading of Francoise by Suzanne Trauth in February in New York and our reading of Wash, Dry, Fold by Nedra Pezold Roberts in May in Montgomery, Alabama.

Nora’s Playhouse is growing quickly, and 2015 promises to be a big year, but we can’t take these next steps without you. We hope you will consider giving a tax-deductible, year-end donation to help support our projects in 2015. Please donate online or make checks payable to “The Field” (our fiscal sponsor) and send to: P.O. Box 21597, Brooklyn, NY 11202.

Thank you very much for your continued support of Nora’s, and we wish you all the best in 2015!


The Nora’s Playhouse Team

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Nora’s Playhouse!

We have a lot to be thankful for this year – stay tuned to find out about our upcoming events in 2015.

Join Us on May 19, 2014!

Nora’s Playhouse presents a stage reading of…

A new play by Laurence Leamer

Starring Kathleen Chalfant

Directed by Caroline Reddick Lawson

Renowned actress Kathleen Chalfant (Wit, Angels in America, House of Cards) and acclaimed non-fiction author Laurence Leamer (The Kennedy Women, The Kennedy Men, Sons of Camelot) bring to the stage the story of the Kennedy family as seen through the eyes of its matriarch, Rose.


Monday May 19, 2014


Hosted by New York Theatre Workshop
79 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003


Admission if FREE, but seating is limited and tickets are required.

Click HERE to RSVP

Praise for Laurence Leamer’s The Kennedy Women:

“A fresh and unvarnished portrait of a fascinating, talented, and deeply flawed family.” – Boston Herald

“Leamer beams new light into the family dynamics of a political dynasty.” – New York Newsday

“The story of the Kennedy family is a never-ending, real-life soap opera.” – The Christian Science Monitor

Copyrighted photos courtesy of the Kennedy Library Foundation