WOMEN'S PROJECT

Rating: 4.91 stars   22 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 55 West End Avenue Ground Floor New York NY 10023 USA

Mission: Women’s Project Shines! Women’s Project delivers compelling theater, innovative programs and electric events as the nation’s oldest and largest company dedicated to producing and promoting theater created by women. Women’s Project Theater, under the direction of Lisa McNulty, Producing Artistic Director, is the nation’s oldest and largest company dedicated to producing theater written and directed by women, who receive only 20% of the professional opportunities nationwide. Now in its 34th year, it has produced over 600 main stage productions and developmental projects, and published 11 anthologies of plays by women. Recent off-Broadway productions include Catherine Trieschmann’s Crooked, Liz Duffy Adams’ Or, Rachel Axler’s Smudge, Sheila Callaghan’s Lascivious Something, and Lynn Rosen’s Apple Cove. In addition, Women’s Project Theater develops new work in its Lab, a free two-year residency program for early to mid career playwrights, directors and producers. And each year, it hosts the Women of Achievement Awards, which pays homage to luminaries such as Laurie Anderson, Eve Ensler, Whoopi Goldberg, Estelle Parsons, Vanessa Redgrave, and Chita Rivera, to name but a few. WomensProject.org

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Lacivious Something, Women's Project's most recent production, is a shining example of their dedication to producing new, exciting dramatic works. Politically charged and poetic, the play and its performers tackled difficult situations in fresh ways. Their productions are, without fail, insightful, clever, and dynamic. Their work is, without exception, full of surprises and exciting discovery. The Women's Project's commitment to developing and producing new work by women playwrights, directors and producers is one of the most important things going on in theater today.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

attending several different (wonderful) productions.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Women's Project has always produced thought-provoking, worthy pieces by amazing women playwrights, up-and-coming as well as past/established. With female playwrights, directors, and producers still quite under-represented in the theatre community, it is very crucial that an organization like Women's Project thrives for years to come and continues to shine light on the brilliant pieces produced by female artists.

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After completing my contracted time at Women's Project, I was able to set foot in the New York City community with experience and confidence. The community of female artists present at the organization are supportive of the art and each other.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Lascivious Something was thought-provoking, intriguing, and completely original. The performances were complex and multi-faceted. The script was rich with poeticism, wit, and humor and the plot was beautifully tangled and complex. I am so impressed with the outstanding work that has been and continues to be produced by the Women’s Project. Unafraid to push the envelope, the Women’s Project never fails to deliver an extraordinary experience! If you want a riveting night filled with emotion, sensuality, and a beautifully woven story with incredible heart-wrenching performances, the Women’s Project is the place to go to!

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Their productions are incredible and the staff is wonderful. Whenever I'm at the theater, I feel so welcomed and their encouragment for women in the industry in inspiring.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I have been very impressed with the numerous productions I have seen at their theatre. The shows are always well produced, include great talent and include edgy, sometimes controversial topics and themes that really challenge the audience. I have also attended a few of their fundraising functions, which are always very well planned and executed - and they're always a lot of fun. Well done Women's Project.

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Great theatre performances.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I find all their productions intensely thought provoking, and refreshingly varied in their themes. I admire the mission of the Women's Project. The project is well run and I have happily become a VIP member to ensure my ongoing involvement.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

giving female playwrights an opportunity to show their talent.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I've been to all the main stage productions for the last couple of years - most recently Smudge; and I'm seeing Lacivious Something tomorrow night. WP's plays have covered a huge range of subjects and topics, but they are consistently thoughtful, intelligent and entertaining, and often very funny. As an organization, I've found WP to be well-run and it has a great membership progam.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the plays I've been to.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have attended the three most recent productions, and all of them were amazing evenings of theater! I recommend Women's Project regularly to local friends for the amazing stories that they share.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the shows that I have seen and enjoyed.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

knowing that I will have a great evening of theater and being able to share it with other feminists that I know.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind and helpful!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

renovate the theater and put on more productions!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Lascivious Something was thoroughly entertaining. The actors displayed great passion in presenting such as an intricate story. The staff were also very friendly and helpful. Great work!

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very friendly and helpful.

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I haven't been disappointed once by the Women's Project. I'm always extremely impressed by the talent they hire and the scripts they produce. The Women's Project allow vibrant, realistic characters and multifaceted worlds to come into existence on the stage. I have been entertained and enlightened at their hands.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

inspiring my new career path of becoming a producer/managing director of a theatre company.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

Rating: 4 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Interning with Women's Project has been a great entry into professional theater experience. I have received more and more interesting and important projects that benefit the organization, allowing me to really make a difference in what's happening around the WP office. I've also gotten to see a WP show since I started my internship; Lascivious Something. It was an interesting and powerful production, with many strengths. I learned a lot from seeing both the backstage and onstage aspects of professional theater production.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the development of both my skills and the development of productions around the office and occasionally in the theater.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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