Opportunities

 


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.


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.

Props Apprentice

Work with the Designers to create props for one main stage production, from the compilation of the prop list through construction, acquisition, set dressing and maintenance of props during the run. As an apprentice, you work with some of the industry’s top designers and craftspeople, learning the techniques and skills required to work in the professional theater. Ideal candidates will have some theater production experience, good interpersonal skills, a collaborative spirit and a willingness to learn.

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.