Nora's Playhouse

The Nora Salon: Exposure is November 3rd!

Posted by in Announcements, Nora Salon, Upcoming events

The next gathering of our monthly reading series, The Nora Salon, is Friday, November 3rd.
We hope you’ll join us for a glass of wine, friendly conversation,
and an informal reading of Pauline David-Sax’s play: Exposure.

 

In the early 1920s, loyalties are tested and secrets exposed as two women struggle to define themselves. Georgia gained notoriety as the subject of husband Alfred’s photographs and now fights to be taken seriously as a painter in her own right. Beck endures a lackluster job while waiting for her husband, aspiring photographer Paul, to achieve the financial success necessary to support a family. When Alfred and Georgia invite Beck and Paul to their lake house for a visit, Paul sees the trip as a chance to convince Alfred, now a successful gallery owner, to showcase his latest work, but Alfred is preoccupied with his own artistic pursuits. Beck attempts to advocate for Paul with both Alfred and Georgia, not realizing that her interference has the potential to undermine both Georgia’s career and her own marriage.

Loosely based on the lives of real life artists Georgia O’Keeffe, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, and Rebecca Strand, Exposure explores the complexities of gender, creativity, success, and loyalty.

****

The Nora Salon: Exposure
Friday, November 3rd at 7pm
The Winston Churchill, 2500 Johnson Avenue, Riverdale, Bronx
hosted by Ettie Ward

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

Suggested donation: $10

0

Our next (very special) gathering of The Nora Salon is October 2nd!

Posted by in Announcements, Nora Salon, Upcoming events

The next gathering of our monthly reading series, The Nora Salon, is Monday, October 2nd.
We hope you’ll join us for a glass of wine, friendly conversation, and
informal readings of four short plays written as part of The Nora Project!

For the October gathering of The Nora Salon, we’re mixing it up a bit and bringing together two great Nora’s programs that, we think, go great together. We’ll be featuring four short plays written as part of The Nora Project: Women Write, Nora’s educational program based in Montgomery, Alabama. Last fall, The Nora Project brought together teenage girls and elder women to share their life stories and write short plays inspired by what they heard.  We’re excited to share the following pieces by these first-time playwrights:
The Glass Coffin by Susie Paul (elder),
A 21st Century Love Story by Charity Glover (teen),
How Gran Just About Ruined My Life Trying To Get Me Into College by Susan Samuel (elder), and
Turmoil by Kayla Suttles (teen).
We’ll be joined by our two featured elder women playwrights, Susie Paul and Susan Samuel, as well as Nora’s Artistic Director and the facilitator of The Nora Project, Caroline Reddick Lawson.

****

The Nora Salon featuring The Nora Project
Monday, October 2nd at 7pm
273 Hicks Street, Brooklyn Heights
hosted by Kathleen Chalfant

SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Please email us at reservations@norasplayhouse.org to add your name to the guest list.  You’ll receive the exact address in a separate email when your reservation is confirmed.

Suggested donation: $10

0

What Nora’s Playhouse Did This Summer: Julie Kling

Posted by in Updates

In the nine week interval between our July and September gatherings of The Nora Salon, the Nora’s team has been busy! Here’s what some of our members were up to over the summer break:

Nora’s Playhouse Artistic Associate Julie Kling spent the summer combining her background in college admissions with her feminist values to launch Global Girls Prep – a new education company that takes an empowering, women-centered approach to college admissions counseling and college tours. She attended two wonderful conferences- one for college admissions professionals at Case Western Reserve University where she met the incredible Shabana Basij-Rasikh – a pioneer in women’s education and founder of SOLA– the first boarding school for girls in Afghanistan. She also went to Feminist Camp (!) in NYC – a wonderful program that helps young professionals explore feminism beyond theory. The group met with a range of organizations throughout NYC dedicated to reproductive justice, civic journalism, and of course, women in the arts!

Julie + Jane Addams (the ‘mother’ of Social Work and first American woman awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.) Swarthmore College was kind enough to let Julie and her students explore the archives of their Peace Collection during a recent college tour!

0