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Call for Submissions from NYC’s Women Playwrights!

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

One reply on “Call for Submissions from NYC’s Women Playwrights!”


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365 WOMEN A YEAR: A PLAYWRITING PROJECT’s mission is to change the landscape of the American theater. The time is now for each and every stage to do its part in moving the needle toward 100% gender parity. And we’d love to help! Let us know if you have any questions! We look forward to working with you.

Jess Eisenberg

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