The Educational Program of SheNYC Arts

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Spring 2024 CreateHER Applications are


CreateHER is open to any NYC high school student (grades 9-12) who identifies as a girl or non-binary.

  • Learn from the leading women in the theatre industry and develop an original play as a Playwright or Producer
  • Classes on Sundays from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Spring 2024 class dates are:
    • Jan 21
    • Jan 28
    • Feb 11
    • March 3
    • March 17
    • April 7
    • April 14
    • May 5 
    • The final presentation will be on May 19, 2024
  • Produce a final presentation of your new short play at the end of the semester
  • No experience necessary! If you’ve ever been interested in learning more about playwriting and producing, we encourage you to apply.


Application Deadline Extended! Apply by Tuesday, December 12 at 8pm.

What is CreateHER?

CreateHER is a free course for NYC-based high school students who are girls or non-binary, and who are interested in writing and producing for theatre. Through the program, students are given the technical and creative tools to take their creativity from an idea to reality.

CreateHER provides high-level playwriting and producing courses as well as features guest speakers who are leaders in the industry: from producers and general managers, to groundbreaking playwrights, dramaturgs, and casting directors. By the end of the semester, the students write, produce, and present a short play of their own!

If you have any questions about CreateHER or would like to explore a partnership, feel free to reach out to education@shenycarts.org

Learn From Women Leading Theatre Today

Students take high-level playwriting and producing courses and hear from women leaders in theatre about the many career possibilities in the arts including: general management, company management, marketing, casting, and dramaturgy.


Showcase Your Own Voice

At CreateHER, every student is given the tools to write or produce an original short play. On the final day, all students present their original work, performed by professional actors, in front of an audience.

Want to support CreateHER? Donate today!

SheNYC is committed to keeping CreateHER free for all students, so we depend on donations to keep the program alive. Consider making a tax-deductible donation today to support us!

CreateHER was recently featured on PIX11 News’s Changemakers program! Watch the segment here: