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The Nora Project 2019 Presentations are April 16th!

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the nora project 2019

Our teens and elders for The Nora Project 2019

Over the past ten weeks, a group of teenage girls from Sidney Lanier High School and elder women from the Montgomery community have been meeting once a week to get to know one another, share their life stories, and explore the art of storytelling. Each was then tasked with writing a short play based on something they heard in their inter-generational partner’s story.

Join us when experienced local actors will be reading these original short scripts in front of a live audience.

The Nora Project: Women Write – Final Presentations

Tuesday, April 16 | 7:00 PM
Sidney Lanier High School | Auditorium
1756 S. Court Street, Montgomery, AL 36104

The event is FREE and open to the public.
A small reception will follow.

For more information, please contact Caroline at caroline.lawson@norasplayhouse.org.

The Nora Project is presented by Nora’s Playhouse. This event is dedicated to the memory of Jim Hodgson.
The Nora Project is supported, in part, by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

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The Nora Salon: “Waiting” is Friday, March 29th in NYC!

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Our next gathering of The Nora Salon is Friday, March 29th in NoMad, Manhattan! We hope you’ll join us for a glass of wine, friendly conversation, and an informal reading of Donna Kaz’s full-length play with music: Waiting.

A parody of Broadway and the New York City restaurant business, Waiting begins as Lucy, a young actress from a small Midwestern town, steps off the bus in Times Square ready to pursue her dream of being an actress. She immediately lands her first job on Broadway–waiting on tables in a restaurant. All of the waiters at The Great White Café are actors, too, each one desperate to land a job in the theatre, yet unconsciously addicted to the performative aspects of waiting on tables. Who needs a part in a play when you have a job at which you “perform” with energy and speed combined with sincerity and pathos? To make matters worse, the Café’s manager, Howard, is a sexist bully who despises artists and does everything he can to make sure his team never escape into a world where actors earn respect. Waiting is set during a not-so-long-ago-era when women had to buck up to being harassed or lose their jobs and asks the question: Can actors who are New York City waiters ever play any other part?

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The Nora Salon: Waiting
Friday, March 29th at 7pm
East 29th Street, NoMad, Manhattan
hosted by Rebecca Lovett

SPACE IS 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 and directions in a separate email when your reservation is confirmed.

Suggested donation: $10

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Nora’s Salon South: “Rehearsing Desire” is Monday, February 25th in Montgomery, AL!

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Our next gathering of Nora’s Salon South in Montgomery, Alabama is Monday, February 25th!

We hope you’ll join us for a glass of wine, friendly conversation, and an informal reading of Rehearsing Desire by friend of Nora’s, Suzanne Trauth (Francoise, La Fonda).

An American in . . . Kiev? It’s the summer of 1991, and Charlotte Cranford is the first American–and first woman–director at the Kiev Theatre Company. She’s been sent by her university on a cultural exchange to oversee a production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. The play’s passions boil over into a real-life love triangle as the streets outside the theatre erupt in violence, leading to Ukrainian Independence. Love, loyalty, commitment, courage, art and Soviet intrigue challenge the old cliche that the show must go on.

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Nora’s Salon South: Rehearsing Desire
Monday, February 25th at 7pm
Bankhead Avenue, Old Cloverdale, Montgomery, AL
hosted by Susan Samuel

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 and directions in a separate email when your reservation is confirmed.

Suggested donation: $10

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