About SheNYC Arts

A group of theater professionals showcasing the talents of women writers and other theater artists, proving that there is no reason for male writers, directors and composers to have the overwhelming majority of produced work in New York City.

We are a group of theater professionals who give opportunity and visibility to women writers, composers, and other theater artists, proving that there is no reason for male writers, directors and composers to have the overwhelming majority of produced work in professional theatre. 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.

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Our Three-Tier Mission

 

WE SUPPORT CREATION AND PRODUCTION

We support the creation and production of meaningful, powerful, and commercially viable works of women-identifying writers, composers, directors, and actors.

WE PROMOTE INCLUSION

We work to promote the inclusion of theatrical works by women into the mainstream audience, and prove to industry professionals that producing theatre by women is not only imperative to our collective artistic livelihood and legacy — it’s also commercially viable.

WE PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE

Our programs are based in education: We prepare women artists for long, sustainable careers in the arts industry. We teach writers, directors, & composers to be producers, and vice versa, so that we all have as few barriers to success as possible.

She For All

A core belief of She NYC Arts is that theater is for everyone. Because our mission is to support the voices of women-identified people of all backgrounds and expose all different types of audiences to their work, it is essential that we ensure our season is inclusive of audiences’ languages and abilities. 

 

*Note: Due to the digital nature of our 2020 Festival, the below practices are not in effect for this summer’s programming. Instead, we are working to caption all of our digital performances. We look forward to seeing you in person in the theater in 2021!

 

Our programs include: 

Sign Language Interpreted Performances

She NYC Arts is working to bring more opportunities for patrons to attend American Sign Language interpreted performances. Sign Language interpretation is scheduled for select performances in our Summer Festival each year. 

She NYC Arts also offers sign language interpretation upon request. Requests for sign language interpreters, cued speech transliterators, or oral interpreters for non-designated events must be received at least two weeks prior to the event at info@shenycarts.org. These requests are subject to the availability of an interpreter and are provided at the discretion of the management. Please reach out if you would like to see a performance that is not already designated as ASL-translated!

 

Low-Vision and Blind Access

Audio description is scheduled for select She NYC Arts performances throughout the year. Patrons who are blind or have low vision can listen to audio describers give live, verbal descriptions of actions, costumes, scenery, and other visual elements of a performance. Audio describers start pre-show notes approximately 10 minutes before the performance begins. 

During these performances, She NYC Arts also offers the opportunity for a touch tour. Audience members are able to come onto the stage and walk the set and feel the set, props, and costumes. Tickets for events that will be offered with audio descriptions may be purchased online as a regular ticket.

She NYC Arts offers audio descriptions upon request. Requests for non-designated events must be received at least two weeks prior to the event at info@shenycarts.org. These requests are subject to the availability of an interpreter and are provided at the discretion of the management.

 

Limited Mobility Access

Accessible Entrances

All entrances to the building, theaters, and restaurants are accessible. Accessible paths for our venue seating areas vary per space and may require assistance from the staff. 

If you have any questions or concerns about accessibility during your visit, please feel free to speak to a member of our staff upon arrival or email us in advance at info@shenycarts.org. 

 

Accessible Seating

All venues have wheelchair- and scooter-accessible locations where patrons can remain in their wheelchairs or transfer to theater seats. Patrons who cannot or do not wish to transfer from their wheelchairs to a theater seat should request wheelchair-accessible locations when ordering tickets.  Wheelchair accessible seating may be purchased online as a regular ticket. For personal assistance selecting accessible seats or for more information about accessibility for a person with a disability, please email info@shenycarts.org. 

 

Accessible Restrooms 

All public restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Please note that although restrooms are accessible without stairs, there are no wide stalls in our NYC theater. In Los Angeles and Atlanta, this may vary per performance. Please email  info@shenycarts.org with any questions.

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SheNYC Executive Team

Danielle DeMatteo

Danielle DeMatteo

Artistic Director

Brenna Kilpatrick

Brenna Kilpatrick

Managing Director

Madelyn Shaffer

Madelyn Shaffer

Director of Digital Media

Elinor T Vanderburg

Elinor T Vanderburg

Art Director

Eh-den Perlove

Eh-den Perlove

Director of Development

Lis Stern

Lis Stern

Social Media Director

Katie Kavett

Katie Kavett

Production Supervisor

Hannah Rosenthal

Hannah Rosenthal

Co-Director of Education

Ari Conte

Ari Conte

Special Events

Lizz Hudman

Lizz Hudman

Casting Director

SheNYC Festival Staff

Sarah Howell

Sarah Howell

Executive Producer

Joyee To

Joyee To

Assistant Producer

Rachel Szymanski

Rachel Szymanski

Production Supervisor

Jenna Ng Lowry

Jenna Ng Lowry

Show Mentor

Jenna Tatman

Jenna Tatman

Show Mentor

Laura Elliot

Laura Elliot

Show Mentor

Jessica Steansgail

Jessica Steansgail

Press

SheLA Festival Staff

Emily Rellis

Emily Rellis

Executive Producer

Julianna Yonis

Julianna Yonis

Assistant Producer

Lauren Harris

Lauren Harris

Show Mentor

Kayla Ibarra

Kayla Ibarra

Show Mentor

Gracie Goheen

Gracie Goheen

Show Mentor

Sydney Skidmore

Sydney Skidmore

Show Mentor

Kristy Thomas

Kristy Thomas

Producing Advisor

Jennifer Whiteley

Jennifer Whiteley

Show Mentor

CreateHER Staff

Hannah Rosenthal

Hannah Rosenthal

Co-Director of Education

Shira Wolf

Shira Wolf

Co-Director of Education

Elisabeth Frankel

Elisabeth Frankel

Co-Director of Education, Playwriting

Faith Porter

Faith Porter

Co-Director of Education, Alumni

SheATL Festival Staff

Erika Miranda

Erika Miranda

SheATL Executive Producer

Caitlin Hargraves

Caitlin Hargraves

SheATL Executive Producer