WP Theater’s Domestic Partner Program provides a home to like-minded organizations developing and producing work by female and trans theater artists. Each year, WP Theater welcomes Domestic Partner companies into residency in its offices, rehearsal room, and theater, offering them reduced-cost rehearsal and performance space as well as artistic, marketing, ticketing and institutional support, and presenting their work to WP audiences.
WP will continue its support for Trans Lab Fellowship, a year-long program devoted to supporting the development of early career and emerging trans, gender nonconforming, and non-binary theater artists. Supported by WP Theater and the Public Theater, the Trans Lab provides its artists with community, professional development, connections to an expanded network, support developing a new work, and a showcase for the work they develop. Applications for the 2019 Lab, which will support six trans or gender nonconforming artists, are open until September 14th here
HYPOKRIT THEATRE COMPANY
WP will also partner with Hypokrit Theatre Company, led by Artistic Director and current WP Directors Lab member Arpita Mukherjee, to present a reading of a new play by WP Playwrights Lab alum Dipika Guha. This reading will be part of Hypokrit’s Tamasha: A Festival of South Asian Performing Arts. Founded in 2016, Tamasha is the only cross-discipline arts festival dedicated to South Asian artists in North America. The reading selection, timing, and director will be announced at a later date.
WP will also continue its support of Lesser America, a theater company designed to bridge the gap between safe, institutional theater and often inaccessible, experimental work. Founded in 2010 by Daniel Abeles, Nate Miller, and WP Producers Lab alum Laura Ramadei, Lesser America seeks to produce new plays that tell uncommon stories that are relevant to a young, modern audience. Lesser America is dedicated to radical inclusivity, with a mission that aligns with WP’s likewise commitment to representation and safe space for a diverse range of communities and individual artists. Lesser America’s upcoming production of Catya McMullen’s Agnes, which rehearsed at WP Theater, will premiere at 59E59 September 8th – 29th.