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ARTIST SUBMISSION POLICY

Playwrights

Women’s Project 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. Unrepresented playwrights may send: 1) Cover letter; 2) a brief synopsis (under 100 words); 3) a ten-page dialogue sample; and 4) Two letters of recommendation.

Send to: Women’s Project Theater, Attn. Literary Department, 55 West End Avenue, New York, New York 10023

Please submit clean copies and not originals. Submissions will NOT be returned. FULL SCRIPTS SHOULD NOT BE SUBMITTED UNLESS REQUESTED.

Type of Material:WP produces full-length plays written by women. We are open to a variety of styles, perspectives and topics; however, we do not generally produce “kitchen sink” plays. We respond to plays that contain the universe – intellectually rigorous, boldly theatrical, and emotionally audacious.

We recommend that you see a show at WP and study our production archives to get a better understanding of the kind of material we produce. We do accept musicals, although we have a very limited history of producing them.

Response time and method of response: Please be patient. Response time for material sent to our office is 9 – 12 months. We read every submission, and after reading a synopsis/sample, may ask to see the entire script. Due to the high volume of submissions, we can only respond to the projects that we wish to pursue.

Best Submission time: Scripts are accepted May – December.

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.


DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Reporting to the Managing Director and Producing Artistic Director, the Development Manager cultivates, maintains, and solicits contributed income across all major funding areas: major gifts, individual and institutional giving, planned giving, database management, and special events. Specific responsibilities include:

• Manage the day-to-day fundraising activities across all major funding areas, including the creation of a department deadline calendar; administration of tracking systems, mailing lists and online fundraising initiatives; and execution of all donor communications.

• Work with senior leadership to create, implement, and track results of a comprehensive development strategy to increase annual and project support.

• Facilitate the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of existing donors and donor prospects.

• Coordinate Board meetings and materials. Draft minutes of all Board meetings on behalf of the Board’s Secretary. Provide staff leadership to the Special Events committee of the Board and provide minutes of any Committee meetings attended.

• Oversee all aspects of the generation and distribution of the annual report.

• In partnership with the Producing Artistic Director and Managing Director, create the strategic plans for the annual gala, and other special events that may occur, and supervise implementation of all fundraising aspects of those plans.

• Conduct face-to-face solicitations of prospects, create all written grant proposals, and generate all required interim and final funder reports.

• Effectively envision and implement communication and support materials for all funding sources.

Successful candidates need to be an organized self-starter, possessing excellent written and verbal presentation skills. Computer fluency in MS Office and Patron Manager is a plus. We are looking for someone with at least 3-5 years of experience in development for a culturally driven non-profit organization, preferably in the theater industry. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Salary package is competitive.

To apply, send cover letter, resume, a grant writing sample and three professional references to jobs@womensproject.org. No phone calls please. Women’s Project is an equal opportunity employer.


INTERN PROGRAM

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.

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.

We have currently filled our summer intern positions.  Application for the fall is still open.