Nora Project Past Events

The Nora Project 2019 Presentations are April 16th!

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

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.

Nora Project Nora Salon Past Events

Our next (very special) gathering of The Nora Salon is October 2nd!

The next gathering of our monthly reading series, The Nora Salon, is Monday, October 2nd.
We hope you’ll join us for a glass of wine, friendly conversation, and
informal readings of four short plays written as part of The Nora Project!

For the October gathering of The Nora Salon, we’re mixing it up a bit and bringing together two great Nora’s programs that, we think, go great together. We’ll be featuring four short plays written as part of The Nora Project: Women Write, Nora’s educational program based in Montgomery, Alabama. Last fall, The Nora Project brought together teenage girls and elder women to share their life stories and write short plays inspired by what they heard.  We’re excited to share the following pieces by these first-time playwrights:
The Glass Coffin by Susie Paul (elder),
A 21st Century Love Story by Charity Glover (teen),
How Gran Just About Ruined My Life Trying To Get Me Into College by Susan Samuel (elder), and
Turmoil by Kayla Suttles (teen).
We’ll be joined by our two featured elder women playwrights, Susie Paul and Susan Samuel, as well as Nora’s Artistic Director and the facilitator of The Nora Project, Caroline Reddick Lawson.


The Nora Salon featuring The Nora Project
Monday, October 2nd at 7pm
273 Hicks Street, Brooklyn Heights
hosted by Kathleen Chalfant

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

Suggested donation: $10

Nora Project Past Events

The Nora Project 2016: Photos

The Nora Project reading on Thursday, December 8th was magical.  As I witnessed the ripples of “gap bridging” in the audience, I was deeply happy that Nora’s was able to support this outreach to these amazing girls and women.

— Caroline Reddick Lawson, Artistic Director