CreateHER: The Official Educational Program of SheNYC Arts

Congratulations to our Spring 2020 Cohort on their Student Presentation!


Adapting to the current times, CreateHER is going digital! We held a virtual reading presentation on May 3rd at 5PM of 4 new original short plays written and produced by the Spring 2020 cohort:

YOU – written by Aydan Alpyıldız, produced by Sarah Storace Nelson
No English – written by Sierra Blanco, produced by Annabelle O’Neill
Skeptic – written by Madison Epner, produced by Penzi Hill
The First Step is Acceptance – written by Sadie Lee, produced by Lyla Hersh

The CreateHER presentation is free for anyone to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated! SheNYC is committed to keeping CreateHER a free program for all students, so we depend on donations to keep the program alive.

What is CreateHER?

CreateHER is a free course for girl-identifying high school students 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 CLOSED for our Fall 2020 program!

Check back in October for applications for the Spring 2021 semester.

​*Students in the CreateHER cohort will be expected to attend all seminars, rehearsals, and the final performance*

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

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.

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