The Educational Program of SheNYC Arts

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 Join us at the Spring 2024 CreateHER Student Presentation!

Come see what our students have been up to all semester. They’ll be presenting staged readings of the new 15-minute plays they’ve been writing and producing from scratch all semester!

Sunday, May 19 at 5PM

The event will take place at The Connelly Theater Upstairs: 220 East 4th Street in the East Village.
The Connelly Theater Upstairs is managed by The Cornelia Connelly Center for Education. For more information, including details about renting the theater, visit www.connellytheater.org

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: