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An American in… Kiev?? Save the date for a reading of REHEARSING DESIRE – Fri 8/12

Next up for Nora’s Playhouse, a stage reading of

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by Suzanne Trauth
directed by Amy S. Green
Elliot Crown*, Sanja Danilovic, Barbara Drum Sullivan*, Sara Morgulis,
Peter Von Berg*, Ben Williamson*, Yury Kakor

Friday, August 12, 2016 at 7 pm

Guild Hall
1 East 29th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016

Suggested Donation: $10

*appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association

An American in . . . Kiev? It’s the summer of 1991, and Charlotte Cranford is the first American–and first woman–director at the Kiev Theatre Company. She’s been sent by her university on a cultural exchange to oversee a production of Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire.” The play’s passions boil over into a real-life love triangle as the streets outside the theatre erupt in violence, leading to Ukrainian Independence. Love, loyalty, commitment, courage, art and Soviet intrigue challenge the old cliche that the show must go on.

Past Events Staged Readings

Save the Date!

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Nora’s Playhouse is pleased to announce the first public reading of


a new play by Catherine Filloux
directed by Amy S. Green
performed by Connie Winston
with Rebecca Lovett, Bobby Plasencia, Julissa Roman, and Myxolydia Tyler

Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 8 p.m.

The Black Box Theatre
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street (between 10th/11th)

Suggested Donation: $10

Nora’s Playhouse is pleased to announce the first public reading of whatdoesfreemean?, a new play by award-winning playwright Catherine Filloux. Developed in collaboration with Nora’s Playhouse and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, whatdoesfreemean? takes us into the cell and the mind of its central character, Mary, an African-American woman who is serving time for an undisclosed crime. Her days in solitary confinement are spent trying to keep her sanity in the face of loneliness, indifference, human cruelty, and loss. As she grapples with internal voices that threaten to loosen her grip on reality, anger, outrage, strength, and humor carry Mary through her period of incarceration and beyond.