'Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Living Document' by Dianne Nora '15 on Play-PerView

Nicole Saldarriaga
June 03, 2021

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Living Document, a new play by alumna Dianne Nora '15, will be presented as a Play-PerView virtual reading on June 12, 2021. Tickets are available for purchase here, and all proceeds will benefit the ACLU and A Red Orchid Theatre.

Tony Award winner Blair Brown will play the late Supreme Court Justice in this production which features a completely female and non-binary cast. Directed by Kristina Valada-Viars, Nora's work seeks to tell the story of Bader Ginsburg through a combination of scenes, stories, and stand-up comedy—all with the goal of representing Bader Ginsburg's enduring legacy on both American history and individual people. 

Play-PerView is an organization with a two-fold mission: to provide live-streamed theatrical content to audiences whose theater-going days were interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to raise funds for organizations such as The Actors Fund, Broadway Cares, non-profit theatres and theatrical unions "who are helping to relieve those in need of financial assistance due to job loss, medical bills, and other essential needs." 

The reading of Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Living Document will be available to stream starting at 7 pm Eastern Time on June 12, 2021 and will be available on-demand for 96 hours, through June 16, 2021. 

Dianne Nora is a playwright, dramaturg, and comedy writer who lives and works in Chicago, Brooklyn, and Dublin, Ireland. She was a 2018-2019 member of Goodman Theatre’s Playwrights Unit, where she was commissioned to write Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Living Document. She recently assisted her mentor Tracy Letts on the world premiere and Broadway productions of his play The Minutes, a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. She collaborated with Scott Dikkers, founding editor of The Onion, on his new book Welcome to the Future Which is Mine by (Not) Elon Musk. She is currently developing Mesmer, an audioplay, with Jonathan L. Green, and an original pilot about the life of writer Leigh Brackett with the Sundance Institute. She's a headline contributor at The Onion, and her humor writing has also appeared on The Hard Times and Funny Or Die.