Nora's Playhouse

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
to add your name to the wait list.

Suggested donation: $10


Call for Submissions from NYC’s Women Playwrights!

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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


Join us on October 23rd in Brooklyn!

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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:  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email.

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