Lisa McNulty, Producing Artistic Director
Lisa is in her second season as Producing Artistic Director of Women’s Project Theater. Lisa comes to WP from Manhattan Theatre Club, where she served as Artistic Line Producer for eight seasons, working on more than 30 productions both on and off Broadway, including plays by Lynn Nottage, Sarah Treem, Harvey Fierstein, and Tarell Alvin McCraney, among many, many others. Lisa has a long history with WP Theater. She was originally hired by the company’s founder, Julia Miles, as the Literary Manager from 1997-2000, where she dramaturged work by María Irene Fornés, Julie Hébert, and Karen Hartman, among others. In 2004, she returned to WP as its Associate Artistic Director where she served as the company’s casting director and literary manager and again ran WP’s Playwrights Lab. Her independent producing career includes projects with Sarah Ruhl, Todd Almond, and Lucy Thurber, all at 13P. Lisa has also served as the Producing Associate at the McCarter Theatre, acting as Line Producer on McCarter’s mainstage, as well as developing McCarter’s commissioned short series.
Maureen Moynihan, Managing Director
Maureen Moynihan joins the Women’s Project Theater with more than twenty years of experience in arts and entertainment management. Prior to joining WP, she spent over a decade working for the world renowned Blue Man Group. During her tenure with Blue Man Productions, Maureen served as the General Manager and eventually the Executive Director of North American productions located in New York, Boston, Chicago, Toronto, Orlando and Las Vegas. Being a Chicago native, Maureen started her career working for the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and later for the theatrical producer, Mick Leavitt at Fox Theatricals. During this time, she work on several shows including Steve Martin’s playwriting debut of Picasso at the Lapin Agile and The Song of Jacob Zulu featuring Ladysmith Black Mambaza. Since moving to New York, she has worked for several nonprofit arts organizations including Manhattan New Music Project and the York Theatre Company. Maureen most recently launched the new immersive theatrical experience “Queen of the Night” created by Randy Weiner for the completely renovated Diamond Horseshoe. Maureen holds a BS in Communication Studies from Northwestern University and is a New York University certified Executive & Organizational Coach.
Ian Allen, Marketing Director
Ian Allen brings 15+ years of communications experience to his work at WP Theater. Previously, he was the head of PR and Marketing for Blue Man Group’s NYC highly successful, long-running production at the Astor Place Theater, Marketing Director for MCC Theater, and head of Gold Rush Creative, a boutique marketing and design firm whose client list includes many top NYC theaters and arts non-profits. He continues to work as a playwright and theater producer, with strong ties to the Washington DC scene, where he was a co-founder of the landmark punk theater company Cherry Red Productions, and is currently the artistic director of The Klunch.
Diana Bilbao, Business Manager
Diana Bilbao joined Women’s Project Theater in 2011 and has since fulfilled various administrative roles on fifteen WP productions. Previously, she worked in post-production and has interned at such institutions as the New York Film Festival, the Paley Center for Media, AMC, and Sundance Channel. She is proud to hold a BA in Film Studies and English from Mount Holyoke College and recently completed an MA in Cinema Studies at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Shelley Butler, Directors Lab Liaison
Recent credits include the world premiere of Catherine Trieschmann’s The Most Deserving (Denver Center Theatre Company & Women’s Project), This is Fiction by Megan Hart, starring Richard Masur at Cherry Lane (InViolet Rep), Fox on the Fairway (Penobscot Theatre),The Borrowers, (South Coast Repertory), No Way to Treat a Lady (The Colony Theater), world premieres of Christina Gorman’s Sacred Ground (Stella Adler), John Glore’s adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time (South Coast Repertory) and Eric Coble’s Straight On ‘Til Morning (Great Lakes Theater Festival). Shelley spent two seasons as artistic associate in charge of new play development for Hartford Stage and three seasons as artistic associate for Great Lakes Theater Festival and is the current Features Editor for the SDC Journal. She is the recipient of Drama League Fall Directing Fellowship, a 2005 Director’s Guild of America Trainee, a frequent Lark Playground director, New George’s Affiliated Artist, a member of SDC, the Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab and is a WP Lab alum. Upcoming: Far from the Trees for Geva’s Festival of New Theatre and Oz 2.5 for South Coast Repertory
Stefanie Zadravec, Playwright-in-Residence
Stefanie Zadravec is a resident playwright at New Dramatists and recipient of the 2013 Francesca Primus Prize and a 2013 NYFA Playwriting Fellowship for The Electric Baby. Her plays include: COLONY COLLAPSE, THE BOAT, THE ELECTRIC BABY, HONEY BROWN EYES, and SAVE ME. Her work has been produced and/or developed at The Women’s Project Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Play Penn, Theater J, The Lark Play Development Center, Two River Theater Company, New Dramatists, The Kennedy Center, The Working Theater, San Francisco Playhouse, The Barrow Group, Epic Theatre Ensemble, Playwrights Realm, among others. Commissions: Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Epic Theatre Ensemble; and The Working Theater. Honors: Francesca Primus Prize, Helen Hayes Award, The Lark Playwright Fellowship, NYFA Fellowship, Dramatists Guild Fellowship, Playwrights Realm Fellowship, Sustainable Arts Foundation Award, NYSCA grant, Sewanee Writers Conference Fellow, WAMCo Collaboration Award. Her plays are published by Dramatists Play Service and featured in Best Women’s Stage Monologues (Smith & Kraus). Stefanie teaches playwriting at Primary Stages’ ESPA school. Contact: Kate Navin, The Gersh Agency.