Opportunities

ARTIST SUBMISSION POLICY

Playwrights

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.

Directors

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.

Actors

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.


INTERN PROGRAM

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.

Internship Descriptions:

Administrative Intern: Assist the Business Manager and Managing Director in handling general business and theatrical operations for WP’s off-Broadway productions. The GM Intern will gain experience in the areas of box office and ticketing, artist and designer liaising, membership administration and contract execution. Candidates should have excellent verbal and organizational skills; a command of MS Word and MS Excel; attention to detail, a desire to learn, and a sense of humor. This is a great opportunity to make professional contacts and learn all aspects of producing theater in NYC.

Marketing Intern: Assist the Marketing Manager with marketing and communications activity for WP’s off-Broadway productions, special events, and membership program. Candidates should have excellent verbal, written and organizational skills and a command of MS Word, MS Excel and social media platforms. Attention to detail, the ability to self-motivate, collaborate, and maintain a sense of humor is a must. This is a great opportunity to learn about building audiences, maintaining customer relations, and using a variety of marketing platforms to capture attention.

Artistic Intern: Interns have the singular opportunity to serve as the assistant to the Producing Artistic Director at a vital Off-Broadway theater. Interns are an integral part of the Artistic Staff, participating in Artistic meetings, reading script submissions, attending readings and workshop productions, assisting with development, and providing research and support for productions. Ideal candidates must have a background in theatre, excellent communication skills, a great phone manner, good organizational skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and a sense of humor. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and the Internet.

Commitment:

An ideal intern can commit to a regular schedule of 20 hours per week between 10am and 6pm. Occasional evening availability is a plus.

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to info@womensproject.org with the position title in subject line. Attachments must be in PDF format or they will not be opened. No phone calls please.


The Trans Lab Internship

Project: In 2018, four trans and gender non-conforming playwrights/writing teams will develop 4 new plays in the Trans Lab Fellowship supported by the WP Theater and The Public Theater. Plays written by trans and gender non-conforming playwrights are a rarity in American theater, as transgender stories get co-opted, commercialized, and poorly represented by cisgender writers, we are developing a lab to create a critical mass of tgnc plays so that the theater cannot say that this work never existed. Our lab will also support 1-2 emerging directors as we have noticed a lack of trans and gnc directors.  The year long program culminate in a series of readings of the works developed in the lab. Throughout the year we will also hold special sessions on various aspects of professional development.

Job description: The Trans Lab Intern will work with MJ Kaufman and Kit Yan co-directors of the lab to produce a fundraising and launch party on February 19th at the Women’s Project Theater space. The intern will work 10-20 hours a week and report directly to Kit Yan. Must live in the NYC area and be able to attend weekly virtual meetings and periodic in-person meetings, and a special event on Feb 19th, 2018.  The intern will also provide general administrative support for the year-long program.  Intern will be able to sit in on meetings and participate in professional development.

Responsibilities: