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The world premiere production of Ashes & Ink is just around the corner! Hurry and get your tickets today!


by Martha Pichey

directed by Caroline Reddick Lawson

September 22-October 2, 2022 at The Sanctuary
432 Goldthwaite Street, Montgomery, AL

Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7pm, Sundays at 2pm.
Tickets are $25. Student tickets are $10.

Molly’s son is a talented actor who is preparing for an audition to a prestigious drama school. He is also a recovering addict. Can he beat his addiction and get into drama school at the same time? And can Molly’s relationships survive his anger?

with Mariah Reilly, Chason Marvin, Michael Buchanan, Austin Wendell, and Meghan Yapana Ducote

Made possible in part by a grant from Alabama State Council on the Arts.

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“Ashes & Ink” Auditions

Open Call Auditions for Nora’s Playhouse world-premiere production of Ashes & Ink by Martha Pichey will take place Wednesday, June 29 at 6:30pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 113 Madison Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama. Callbacks will be the evening of Thursday, June 30. We encourage actors of ALL ethnicities to audition!

Nora’s Playhouse Audition Notice Flyer!

All the details are below…

About the Project: Ashes & Ink is a stirring story about grief, addiction, and a mother’s love. This is a paid, non-Equity production. There is adult subject matter and profanity in the script.

Roles to be Cast:

QUINN: 20, Molly’s son, passionate and charismatic, insecure
LEO: A widower, late 40s, attentive and thoughtful, honest
FELIX: Leo’s son, 7, spirited and curious, watchful
BREE: Molly’s sister, 40, level-headed and driven, blind since age of 7

*The role of MOLLY (a widow in her 40s) has already been cast

What to Bring with you to the Audition: A prepared monologue is not necessary. Auditions will be cold readings of sides from Ashes & Ink, as well as group scene work with the director, Caroline Reddick Lawson (Artistic Director of Nora’s Playhouse). Please bring a headshot. (If you don’t have a headshot, we will accept a photo cropped to clearly show your face, or we will take a snapshot of you at the audition.)

Rehearsal/Performance Schedules and Locations: Rehearsals will be scheduled on nights and weekends, August 17 – September 21, in the Cloverdale area (exact location TBD). Performances will be September 22 – October 2 at The Sanctuary (432 Goldthwaite St., Montgomery, AL).

Rate: $600 flat

Need more info? If you are interested in auditioning and would like more information, please contact Caroline Reddick Lawson at 646-246-2490 or

New Virtual Event

The Barlow Award Readings are streaming in November!

This summer, Nora’s Playhouse and History Matters: Celebrating Women’s Plays of the Past collaborated online to produce virtual readings and talkbacks for the 2020 and 2021 winners of the The Judith Barlow Prize: Leah Barsanti’s The Almost Emperor of the Unofficial Deestrick of Lake Michigan and Gelaine Vestal’s The Shop.

Nora’s Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Amy S. Green directed the reading of The Shop, and Co-Literary Curator Sharon Friedman and Amy provided feedback and facilitated a full discussion of the plays after each of the readings. The cast of The Shop included Artistic Associate Barbara Drum Sullivan as Greta and Managing Director Rebecca Lovett reading Stage Directions.

We are happy to announce that these readings will be streaming on the History Matters YouTube channel for a limited time this November and both recordings will include the post-show discussion with the playwrights and Amy and Sharon.

November 3-6, 2021:
The Almost Emperor of the Unofficial Deestrick of Lake Michigan

Watch the Zoom reading of Leah Barsanti’s 2020 Barlow Award prize-winning play and a post-show discussion streaming on YouTube for a limited time only.

November 10-13, 2021:
The Shop

Watch the Zoom reading of Gelaine Vestal’s 2021 Barlow Award prize-winning play, and a post-show discussion will be streaming on YouTube for a limited time only.

The Judith Barlow Prize is awarded annually by History Matters to a student playwright for an exceptional one-act play inspired by the work of an historic female playwright. The student winner of the prize receives a $2,500 award and a reading of their work in New York City, with a $500 award to the participating professor of the course in which the inspiring play was taught.