WP Theater (formerly Women’s Project) is the nation’s oldest and largest theater company dedicated to developing, producing and promoting the work of female-identified and trans theater artists at every stage in their careers. For nearly four decades we have served as leaders at the forefront of a global movement towards gender parity, and the example we set and the artists we have fostered have grown into a robust and thriving community of female-identified artists in theater and beyond. WP Theater has an annual operating budget of $1.4 million, and produces 2- 3 plays off-Broadway each season, as well as the WP Lab, a two-year residency program for directors, playwrights, and producers and the biennial Pipeline Festival. Visit www.WPTheater.org.
WP Theater is hiring a full–time Business Manager to start as early as June 19. The Business Manager reports to the Managing Director and helps to manage, coordinate and supervise the personnel and day-to-day financial and administrative activities of the office and theater and provides support for the administrative, marketing and fundraising operations of WP Theater, as well as serving as the primary liaison for WP’s subscription program.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years experience working in a theatrical office, excellent communication skills, an ability to effectively multi-task, and a demonstrable interest in WPT’s mission. S/he will be collaborative in spirit, and possess an interest in creative problem solving and relationship building. Salary is competitive and health benefits are included. Please email cover letter and resume with “Business Manager” in the subject line to jobs [at] wptheater.org. No phone calls please.
Women’s Project Theater is an equal opportunity employer.
ARTIST SUBMISSION POLICY
WP Theater supports a rotating Lab of five playwrights. Our commitment to the current and alumnae writers from the Playwrights Lab, limits the number of productions available to writers outside the Lab.
Submission Procedure: WP Theater does not accept unsolicited scripts. Plays must be submitted through a bona fide industry agent.
If you would like to invite a WP staff member to come see a reading, workshop or production, please send invitations to “literary at womensproject dot org”. We receive many requests and are only able to attend a limited number of events.
WP’s commitment to the current and alumnae directors from the Directors Lab severely limits the number of productions available to directors outside the Lab. Early and mid-career directors are encouraged to apply for the Lab.
Mail your resume to: Women’s Project Theater, Attn. Production, 55 West End Avenue
New York, New York 10023
If an appropriate opportunity arises, then we may contact you to set up a portfolio review/meeting. Submissions will not be returned or responded to unless we have an opening.
WP is signatory to a collectively bargained agreement with Actors’ Equity Association. WP auditions AEA actors through agent submissions. WP also conducts one Equity Principal Audition for each mainstage production. If you’d like to be considered for a role in an upcoming production and are a member of Actors’ Equity, please find the casting call notices posted at AEA. Do not phone, fax or visit. Please note that we do not accept headshots or resumes via mail or email.
HOW TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the position title in subject line. Attachments must be in PDF format or they will not be opened. No phone calls please.
Off-Broadway Theater Internship
Make professional contacts and learn all aspects of producing theater in NYC by interning at Women’s Project Theater. Interns in our busy office assist in a variety of areas, including reading and cataloguing scripts, researching donor prospects, liaising with artists, and helping with audience development, box office reporting and marketing. Ideal candidates will have a command of MS Word and Excel, a desire to learn, and a sense of humor.