New Perspectives Theatre Company Holiday Events 

New Perspectives Theatre Company Holiday Events

Supporting theatrical work written, directed, and designed by women.

In This Newsletter: December 1, 2015

Dear Friends, Members, and Supporters,

The holiday season approaches! For most, this is an opportunity to reboot as the year comes to a close. In that spirit, Works by Women will be on hiatus for the month of December.

Keep an eye out for exciting announcements and news from us beginning in January 2016. 

Many thanks for your continued support and commitment to gender parity. 


In Solidarity,
The Works by Women Team

Holiday Events at....
NPTC Bazaar and Rummage Sale 

458 West 37th Street 
(btwn. 9th and 10th)

December 5th and 6th, 12-6pm
December 7th, 2-8pm

Shop for funky, vintage items to support New Perspectives Theatre Company's Women's Work Short Play Festival.

More info here!

458 West 37th Street 
(btwn. 9th and 10th)
The Open House always includes a grand buffet with our famous mulled wine and other treats, exciting entertainment, and the Raffle. Take a chance on yourself, or win a gift for a special someone.


Raised Pinay: Community generated production seeks stories
Produced by JL Umipig, Justine Fonte, Rachelle Ocampo

Through original story submissions, an all-Pilipina cast will perform stories of pinayhood that have formed their identity. On March 24 and 26, 2016 a diverse and intergenerational group performers will take the stage to share stories of their Philippine identity. This Benefit Production will aid Roots of Health, a reproductive health organization providing women in the Philippines clinical reproductive services, education classes, and empowerment services. Submit your story by December 8th to 
Submit: Turn to Flesh Productions' Reading Series 2016

Theme: Farcical and Feminine 

Three scripts will receive a reading in June, July and August 2016, respectively. The final order of the season will be reviewed by the Artistic Director and Literary Manager in conjunction with playwrights' schedules.

More info

Submit to the Susan Glaspell Contest!

The Centenary Stage Company, an Equity theatre in residence on the campus of Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ is accepting submissions for the 2016 Women Playwrights Series (WPS) and Susan Glaspell Contest. Now in its 24th year, the WPS is a developmental program dedicated to providing a working forum for the unique and underserved voice of women writing for the theatre today.



Written by Renee Philippi
HERE Arts Center
145 6th Avenue

In a world created entirely of paper, in which women and water are metaphors for one another, this heartwarming new work explores themes of conservation and regeneration, and at its heart, our eternal quest for happiness. 

Written by Terry Berliner

Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street

Local politician David Carver's meteoric rise has caught the eye of the heavy political hitters in NYC and beyond. But the burgeoning career of the charismatic campaigner is threatened by a startling accusation. PROMISING is at once a scathingly funny and shocking indictment of our current political climate.


$20 (Regularly $25)
ONLINE: Visit 
TelechargeOffers.com and use code TRPROMRRM
PHONE: Call 
212-947-8844 and mention code TRPROMRRM

April 16 – May 1, 2016

Taming of the Shrew

by William Shakespeare
at Wild Project – 195 East 3rd Street, NYC
Directed by Rebecca Patterson
Featuring Tiffany Abercrombie, Kelsey Arendt, Amy Driesler*, Elisabeth Preston*, Antoinette Robinson and Zoë Watkins
Tickets go on sale March 1.

More info
Neo-Political Young Cowgirls

The Neo-Political Cowgirl's Young Cowgirls present a short performance: the culmination of 8 classes spent improvising and exploring together.

When: Wednesday, December 16th, 7:00 p.m.
Where: The John Drew Theater at Guild Hall
158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY

Check out Works by Women's Recap of the 2015 Good to Go Summit
The Summit was an inspirational
gathering of leaders and advocates in the movement to achieve gender parity in the theatre. We live-tweeted the event - read all of our tweets
Gender Parity in Theatre: An Exploration of How Change Happens and Where We Go From Here

This series on HowlRound.com explores what needs to happen right now—in this precipitous moment—in order to profoundly, permanently expand the theatrical community's views and visions of women, both onstage and in every aspect of production.

Works by Women is proud to be included in this piece by Shellen Lubin!


In MEMBER CORNER, members of Works by Women can share productions they are working on which feature many women artists, but either have a run of less than 2 weeks or do not meet the 50/50 writer, director, design team Works by Women requires. If you would like your project to be included, please email  info@worksbywomen.org with the subject "Member Corner and Title of Your Show" by Monday at noon.
New Georges presents

How to Get into Buildings
a new play by
Trish Harnetiaux
directed by
Katherine Brook
December 3-19, 2015
Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm
+ Saturday, Dec 12  &
Friday, Dec 18 @ 4pm!
with these downtown all-stars:  Jess Barbagallo, Mike Iveson, Kristine Haruna Lee, Tina Shepard, Jacob A. Ware, Stephanie Weeks
design by  Chris Giarmo, Normandy Sherwood, Josh Smith with Katherine Brook
choreography by David Neumann
stage management Jaimie Van Dyke
at The Brick in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
579 Metropolitan Avenue (between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street)

Tickets here

Stage Left Studio presents

Gender: A Performance Project
by Cheryl King
Dec 4 and 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm
13th Street Repertory Company
50 West 13th Street, NYC, 10011

Cheryl King, director of Stage Left Studio, NYC, and longtime LGBTQ advocate, has returned to NYC from her tour of the US, and has re-assembled her team of actors and activists for Gender - A Performance Project. A gentle tongue-in-cheek attitude prevails throughout, in comedic bits about coming out, PGP's (preferred gender pronouns), workplace and facility discrimination, identity, and the misconceptions regarding life as a transgender/gender non-binary individual. The 10-person cast is diverse- including actors of multiple ethnicities, ages and gender identifications.  

Tickets $15-20
by Laurence Leamer
directed by Caroline Reddick Lawson

The Clurman Theatre, Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street, NYC

November 21 – December 13, 2015

Featuring Kathleen Chalfant
Rose is the Kennedy story as told by the matriarch who lived it all. Set in 1969 at the Kennedy's Hyannis Port compound the week after Teddy's fateful accident at Chappaquiddick, Rose struggles with all the tragedies the Kennedys have overcome and finds new understanding of the choices she made as well as those made by her husband and children.

On Her Shoulders
In association with New Perspectives Theatre Company
and the New School for Drama

House of Desires (1683)
by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Directed by Melody Brooks, Dramaturgy by Heather Violanti, Translation by Catherine Doyle

Friday, December 4, 2015
Doors open at 6:30pm
The New School, Wollman Hall
65 West 11th Street

On Her Shoulders is pleased to present a FREE staged reading of House of Desires (1683) by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. The Play in Context, which situates the script in its historical time and place, kicks off the evening at 6:45pm with an Introduction by dramaturg Heather Violanti. Running time, including a post-performance Q&A is 90 minutes.

R.S.V.P. to

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