The Educational Program of SheNYC Arts

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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!

 Applications now open for our

Spring 2022 CreateHER Semester!

Apply by January 22nd to be a part of our Spring Cohort. 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 9:30 AM – 12 PM beginning Feb 6th
  • Produce a final presentation of your new short play on May 22
  • No experience necessary! If you’ve ever been interested in learning more about playwriting and producing, we encourage you to apply.

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! 

 Up Next: 24(ish) Hour Play Festival with CreateHER + Irondale

We’re partnering with Irondale to create our first-ever 24 (ish) Hour Plays: a festival of one-act plays written by NYC teen playwrights over the course of a fortnight, then rehearsed and produced by teen performers, directors and technicians in 12 hours.

Students will attend a virtual kickoff event on Sunday January 9th, and writers will participate in an hour-long writer’s workshop with a CreateHER mentor. Tickets to attend the one night only performance will go on sale in early January.

Registration is open to NYC students in grades 8 – 12, now through January 5th. Students may apply to participate as a WRITER, a DIRECTOR, an ACTOR, or a TECHNICIAN. All participants will meet virtually on January 9th, contribute in person to the production of the one-act plays on January 22nd, and receive digital copies of the complete collection of plays after the event.

To participate, you must register by January 5th! 

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: