About SheNYC Arts
SheNYC Arts is a femme-led nonprofit organization fighting for gender equity in the arts & entertainment industry across the United States.
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 work granularly to break down the “pipeline issue” of gender inequity in our industry, and showcase 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.
Each summer, we produce our Summer Theater Festivals in New York City, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Dallas-Fort Worth. Year-round, we provide resources to femme & trans artists to support their careers in the theater industry, including CreateHER, our program for high school students interested in pursuing careers as playwrights and producers, as well as networking events and educational workshops.
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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We Support Creation and Production
We support the creation of meaningful, powerful, and commercially viable works of cis women, trans, & non-binary composers, directors, actors, and other theater artists and technicians.
We Promote Inclusion
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.
We Prepare for the Future
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)
Elisabeth Oliveri (Historian)
Jennifer Dupre Whiteley
Founder & Artistic Director: Danielle DeMatteo
Director of Development: Eh-den Perlove
Art Director: Elinor T Vanderburg
Diversity & Inclusion Officer: Lexi McKay
Publisher: Kristy Thomas, Always Writing 4 U
General Mannager: Alyssa Jane Villena
Accounting Support: Skody Scot CPAs
Legal Support: The Fried Firm
Program Design: Katie Kavett
Marketing Intern: Hannah Pederson
Licensing Intern: Nikash Kathuria
Executive Producer: Ari Conte
Associate Producers: Destynee McMichael, Alexa Spiegel
Production Manager: Z Zurovitch
Associate Production Manager: Avery Wood
Lighting Designer: Lindsay Alayne Stevens
Sound Designer: Liz Weber
Production Assistants: Sarah Storace Nelson*, Annabelle O’Neill*
*Graduates of the CreateHER Program
Bess Frankel (Playwriting)
Hannah Rosenthal (Producing)
Shira Wolf (Producing)
Executive Producer: Erika Miranda
Executive Producer: Caitlin Hargraves
Production Manager: Genesis Perez
Lighting Designer: Lindsey Sharpless
Sound Designer: Amy Levin
Intimacy Coodinator: Ash Anderson
Production Mentor: Kayla Ibarra
Executive Producer: Emily Rellis
Associate Producer: Chisom Okoye
Production Manager: JP Pollinger
Associate Production Manager: Alyssa Jane Villena
Lighting Designer: Athziri Morales
Community Outreach Manager: Lauren Harris
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