About SheNYC Arts

SheNYC Arts supports and showcases the talents of writers, composers, producers, directors, and other theater artists who are part of a marginalized gender group, including cis women, trans, and non-binary people.

Our mission is to prove that there is no reason for male artists to have the overwhelming majority of professionally produced work on Broadway, off-Broadway, and around the country. We provide artists with the resources they need on their path to leadership roles in the industry.

We provide artists with the resources they need on their path to leadership roles in the industry. Each summer, we produce our Summer Theater Festivals in New York City, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. Year-round, we provide women writers, composers, and directors with resources to jump-start their careers in the theater industry, including CreateHER, our program for high school students interested in pursuing careers as playwrights and producers. 

Please note that anyone who identifies as a cis woman, trans person, or non-binary person is welcome to apply for all of our programs. 

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Our Mission


We support the creation and production of meaningful, powerful, and commercially viable works of cis women, trans, & non-binary composers, directors, actors, and other theater artists and technicians.


We work to promote the inclusion of theatrical works by women & marginalized gender groups into the mainstream audience, and prove to industry professionals that these works are not only imperative to our collective artistic livelihood and legacy — they’re also commercially viable.


Our programs are based in education: We prepare artists for long, sustainable careers in the arts industry. We teach important skills and give artists opportunities to learn by doing, so that we all have as few barriers to success as possible.

How do we do it? Learn more about each of our programs by clicking the icons below.

Board of Directors

Brenna Kilpatrick (President)

Dee Dee Katchen (Treasurer)

Jennifer Dupre Whiteley (Secretary)

Elisabeth Oliveri (Historian)

Nakisa Aschtiani

Danielle DeMatteo

Lauren Harris

Alexis McKay

Jenna Tatman

SheNYC Staff

Executive Team

Artistic Director: Danielle DeMatteo

Managing Director: Brenna Kilpatrick

Art Director: Elinor T Vanderburg

Diversity & Inclusion Officer: Lexie McKay

Director of Development: Eh-den Perlove

Production Advisors: Dee Dee Katchen, Katie Kavett, Rachel Szymanski

Digital Program Design: Katie Kavett

Executive Producer: Colleen McCormack

Associate Producer: Faith Porter

Production Manager: Tina Truong

Associate Production Manager: Kayla Owen

Lighting Designer: Kelly Rudolph

Show Mentors: Ari Conte, Grace Goheen, Jenna Tatman, Jenna Lowry, Alexa Speigel, Laura Elliott

Intern: Mirei Dominguez

Photography: Shoshana Medney

Videography: Rebecca Michelson


Executive Producer: Emily Rellis

Associate Producer: Julianna Yonis

Production Manager: JP Pollinger

Associate Production Manager: Alyssa Jane Villena

Lighting Designer: Camille Roberts

House Manager: Sarahjeen Francois

Community Outreach Manager: Lauren Harris

Show Mentors: Kayla Ibarra, Sydney Skidmore, Sophia Goodin

Photography: Sophia Goodin

Videography: Victoria Smith

Executive Producers: Erika Miranda, Caitlin Hargraves

Production Manager: Ellen Curry

CreateHER Co-Directors:

Elisabeth Frankel

Faith Porter

Hannah Rosenthal

Shira Wolf


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