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.
The mainstage seasons garner reviews a theater company can bank on. Most recently, Variety raved "Kudos to Women’s Project for its dazzling work." Time Out New York trumpeted "Women’s Project is on a roll!" And The New York Times declared the company "precise and imaginative."
Under the leadership of Julie Crosby since 2006, Women’s Project presents the most dynamic and talented women playwrights writing for the American stage. Most recently, the impressive list includes: Crooked by Catherine Trieschmann, Saviana Stanescu’s Aliens with Extraordinary Skills, Trista Baldwin’s Sand, Or, by Liz Duffy Adams, Smudge by Rachel Axler, Sheila Callaghan’s Lascivious Something and Lynn Rosen’s Apple Cove.
Julia Miles founded Women’s Project in 1978 to address the conspicuous under-representation of women artists working in the American theater. Women’s Project continues to combat gender bias with the simple act of job creation.
In the past 32 years, Women’s Project has staged over 600 mainstage productions and developmental projects, and published 11 anthologies of plays by women.
The heart of WP’s artistic programming is the WP Lab which is a free two-year Lab for early to mid-career playwrights, directors and producers. And each year, WP showcases extraordinary women at the annual Women of Achievement Awards which pays homage to luminaries such as Audra McDonald, Eve Ensler, Estelle Parsons, Whoopi Goldberg, Vanessa Redgrave and Chita Rivera, to name but a few.