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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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 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)
Jennifer Dupre Whiteley (Secretary)
Elisabeth Oliveri (Historian)
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: Ari Conte
Associate Producer: Penzi Hill
Production Manager: Kayla Owen
Lighting Designer: Lindsay Alayne Stevens
Show Mentors: Alexa Speigel, Mimi Warnick, Joanna Pisano, Destynee McMichael
Intern: Mirei Dominguez
Photography: Shoshana Medney
Videography: Rebecca Michelson
Executive Producers: Erika Miranda, Caitlin Hargraves
Production Manager: Ellen Curry
Executive Producer: Emily Rellis
Associate Producer: Julianna Yonis
Production Manager: JP Pollinger
Associate Production Manager: Alyssa Jane Villena
Lighting Designer: Rin Mizumoto, Camille Roberts
Community Outreach Manager: Lauren Harris
Show Mentors: Jenna Tatman, Sydney Skidmore, Sophia Goodin
Photography: Sophia Goodin
Videography: Victoria Smith
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