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.
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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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
Bookkeeping: Alyssa Jane Villena
Accounting Support: Skody Scot CPAs
Legal Support: The Fried Firm
Program Design: Katie Kavett
Executive Producer: Ari Conte
Associate Producer: Penzi Hill*
Production Manager: Zea Zurovitch
Associate Production Manager: Avery Wood
Production Supervisor: Kayla Owen
Lighting Designer: Lindsay Alayne Stevens
Sound Designer: Liz Weber
Show Mentors: Alexa Speigel, Mimi Warnick, Joanna Pisano, Destynee McMichael
Community Outreach: Shelby Pickelny
Production Assistants: Nicole Itkin*, Foster Schrader*, Sarah Storace Nelson*, Annabelle O’Neill*, Lyla Hersh*, Angelina Maradiaga*
Photography: Shoshana Medney
*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: Meredith Payne-Albert
Sound Designer: Amy Levin
Show Mentors: Tommy Sullivan-Lovett, Kayla Ibarra, Dalyla McGee, Lauren Morris
Production Assistant: Abrianna Belvedere
Videography: James Rayner
Executive Producer: Emily Rellis
Production Manager: JP Pollinger
Associate Production Manager: Alyssa Jane Villena
Lighting Designer: Athziri Morales
Community Outreach Manager: Lauren Harris
Show Mentors: Jenna Tatman, Chisom Okoye, Dahye Eun, Lauren Harris, Hayley Flynn-Stead
Photography: Sophia Goodin
Videography: Victoria Smith
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