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whatdoesfreemean? by Catherin Filloux | at The Tank July 6-22


July 6 – July 22 at The Tank

312 West 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

Tickets $20

whatdoesfreemean?, a new play by award-winning human rights playwright Catherine Filloux, follows the journey of an African-American woman serving a long sentence for a non-violent drug offense. When Mary ends up in solitary confinement, she struggles to maintain her sanity. The play takes the audience into her psychic world. We travel alongside her self-guided intellectual and emotional journey into the nature of freedom, both physical and psychological, as Mary’s external and internal experiences unfold on stage in the present, in memory, and in the fantasies that help her survive. Directed by Amy S. Green, the cast includes James Edward Becton*, Brenda Crawley, Justin Jorrell, Galway McCullough*, Liz Morgan*, and Lisa Strum* as Mary.

The Tank | 312 W 36th St, NYC

whatdoesfreemean? was developed with the support of Nora’s Playhouse.
The Nora’s Playhouse production of whatdoesfreemean? is presented by The Tank.
This production is an Equity-approved showcase. *Actors appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

The Nora Tasting Salon: all of the littlest things is May 18th!

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Co-hosted by Simple Brewing Company and Nora’s Playhouse, the next gathering of The Nora Salon is Friday, May 18, and features a beer tasting.

Join us as we drink beer, engage in friendly conversation, give insightful feedback, and enjoy an informal reading of Lauren D’Errico’s one-act play:

all of the littlest things.

June had a strange relationship with a high school teacher that she doesn’t quite understand — and even years later, the cubicle of her mind dedicated to figuring that experience out is cluttered with the paperwork. Surrounded by these pages, manifestations of June from Then and Now work to make order amidst the endless piles of thoughts, confusion, and grief.


The Nora Tasting Salon: all of the littlest things
Friday, May 18th at 7pm
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NYC
hosted by Emily J. Richard
(co-founder of both Nora’s and Simple)


Please email us at to add your name to the list. You’ll receive the exact address in a separate email when your reservation is confirmed.

If the weather is nice, we may be able to enjoy our beverages in the backyard!

Suggested donation: $10
($15 with beer pairing)


The Nora Salon: La Fonda is April 13th!

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Our next gathering of The Nora Salon is Friday, April 13 and we are excited to be featuring the latest piece by friend of Nora’s, Suzanne Trauth (Francoise, Rehearsing Desire).

We hope you’ll join us for a glass of wine, friendly conversation, and an informal reading of Suzanne Trauth’s full length play: La Fonda.

It’s 1945 in the bar of the La Fonda Hotel, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, thirty miles from Los Alamos. People from the town meet to drink, gossip, and trade theories about the activity on the Hill, where the scientists of the Manhattan Project are developing the atom bomb. It is a moment in history when many in this desert town have secrets. Who can be trusted? The bartender? The traveling businessman? The German-born operator of a rooming house? Not to mention the presence of Russian spies… In the midst of the political turmoil, a young Los Alamos engineer falls in love and, torn by a battle between his patriotism and his conscience, is forced to confront a future that might threaten his family.


The Nora Salon: La Fonda
Friday, April 13th at 7pm
East 72nd between Park & Madison, NYC
hosted by Fredda Harris

Please email us at to add your name to the waitlist. Should any spots open up, we will let you know asap!

Suggested donation: $10