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Press Releases

Stuffed Full Cast Announcement

WP Theater (formerly Women’s Project Theater) is pleased to announce that Obie Award Winning actress Zainab Jah (Eclipsed) and rising actress Jessica Luck will be joining two-time Grammy-nominated comedian Lisa Lampanelli (HBO, Comedy Central, The Howard Stern Show) and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Cinderella) in completing the cast for the world premiere of  STUFFED, a new play written by Lampanelli. Read more…

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2016-17 Season Announcement

WP Theater (formerly known as Women’s Project Theater) is thrilled to announce their 2016-17 Season at the McGinn/Cazale Theater (2162 Broadway, at 76th Street), the artists for WP’s 2016-2018 WP Lab and the new Domestic Partner residency initiative. The season will feature the world premieres of two new plays, STUFFED by two-time Grammy Award-nominated comedian Lisa Lampanelli (HBO, Comedy Central, The Howard Stern Show), and SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON by award-winning playwright Rachel Bonds (Five Mile Lake). Read more…

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Stuffed Announcement

Women’s Project Theater (WP Theater) is thrilled to announce the world premiere of STUFFED, written by and starring internationally renowned comedian and two-time Grammy Award nominee Lisa Lampanelli (HBO, Comedy Central, The Howard Stern Show), with additional material by Ashley Austin Morris. Directed by Jackson Gay (These Paper Bullets!), previews begin Friday, September 23, 2016. Read more…

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Sol Project Launch Announcement

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Public Theater, Labyrinth Theater Company, Atlantic Theater Company and Women’s Project Theater join New Georges as the first six of 12 trailblazing theater companies that have signed on to present a Sol Project playwright as part of their respective main stage seasons. Read more…

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WP’s 31st Annual Women of Achievement Awards Gala

WP Theater presents the 31st ANNUAL WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS GALA, Monday, June 13, 2016 at 6:30pm at The Edison Ballroom, 240 W 47th Street The gala will honor Emmy Award winning actress Martha Plimpton; celebrated film, television and Broadway producer Jenna Segal; and actress, producer, environmentalist and UNICEF ambassador Trudie Styler. Hosted by Grammy nominated comedienne Lisa Lampanelli, with special performances by Fun Home’s Tony Award Nominee Beth Malone and Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori; dance company Monica Bill Barnes & Co. and a presentation by Emmy Award nominee Heidi Thomas (creator of “Call the Midwife”), read more…

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The Pipeline Festival Announcement

Women’s Project Theater, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Maureen Moynihan, is thrilled to announce the complete lineup for the inaugural Pipeline Festival, showcasing the work of the celebrated WP Lab residency for playwrights, directors and producers from March 24 – April 23 at WP Theater on Broadway & 76th Street, New York, NY.

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Tony Award nominee Marin Ireland to star in the New York premiere of IRONBOUND

Rattlestick Playwright’s Theater and Women’s Project Theater have announced that Tony Award nominee Marin Ireland (Reasons to be Pretty, “Homeland”) will star in the New York premiere of IRONBOUND by Martyna Majok (Petty Harbor) alongside Josiah Bania (Ironbound, Sarah Ruhl’s Three Sisters at Yale Rep), Shiloh Fernandez (“Queen of Carthage,” “Red Riding Hood”) and Drama Desk nominee Morgan Spector (A View From The Bridge, “Boardwalk Empire”). Daniella Topol (When January Feels Like Summer, Row After Row) directs.

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Harris Yulin returns as Robert Lowell & joins Mia Katigbak as Elizabeth Bishop

Drama Desk nominee Harris Yulin (Hedda Gabler, Diary of Anne Frank) will return to play Robert Lowell opposite Lortel Award winner Mia Katigbak (Awake and Sing!, Great Lakes) as Elizabeth Bishop in DEAR ELIZABETH

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FREE Event Series: DEAR MISS BISHOP: Poets in Conversation with Sarah Ruhl’s Dear Elizabeth

Women’s Project Theater, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Maureen Moynihan, in conjunction with Farrar, Straus and Giroux, is thrilled to announce DEAR MISS BISHOP: Poets in Conversation with Sarah Ruhl’s Dear Elizabeth, a series of conversations with important contemporary poets and writers…

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Additional Casting for Dear Elizabeth

HBO’s “Girls” co-stars Becky Ann Baker and Peter Scolari will join the rotating casts for WP Theater’s New York premiere of DEAR ELIZABETH by Sarah Ruhl

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Dear Elizabeth Cast Announcement


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2015-16 Season Announcement

Women’s Project Theater, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Maureen Moynihan, is thrilled to announce the 2015-2016 Season and the beginning of its three year residency at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway (at 76th Street), creating an artistic home for women in theater.

WP’s 30th Annual Women of Achievement Awards Gala

WP’s annual WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS will honor Tony Award and six-time Emmy Award winning actress Tyne Daly, President and Vice Chairman, Fairchild Fashion Media Stephanie George and Group President, North America, Proctor & Gamble Carolyn Tastad. Hosted by Two-time Tony & Emmy Award-winner Bebe Neuwirth, with special appearances by Four-time Tony Award & Emmy winner Terrence McNally (It’s Only a Play, The Visit), Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid, It Shoulda Been You), Jeb Brown (Beautiful, The Carole King Musical), Margo Seibert (Rocky), and more…

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The Undeniable Sound of Right Now Announcement

USORN TICKET BUTTON 3 Women’s Project Theater and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater present the World Premiere of “THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW” – a new play by Laura Eason (Sex With Strangers, House of Cards). Kirsten Kelly (Slipping) directs.

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Bright Half Life Announcement

Bright Half Life WP Website HomepageWomen’s Project Theater presents the World Premiere of “BRIGHT HALF LIFE” – a new play by Pulitzer Prize nominee Tanya Barfield. Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman directs.

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A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes Announcement

NewGeorgesGREATLAKEScastwindow_photocreditJessicaOsberNew Georges in association with Women’s Project Theater present a return engagement of the New York Times Critics’ Pick “A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER ON THE BANKS OF THE GREATEST OF THE GREAT LAKES” by Kate Benson. Lee Sunday Evans directs.

2014-2015 Season Announcement


Women’s Project Theater, under the leadership of new Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Interim Executive Producer Jessica R. Jenen, is pleased to announce the four plays in its 2014-15 season, continuing the theater’s 37 year commitment to producing the finest work by women in the theater.  Beginning in October, WP Theater’s season will include new work by Cori Thomas, directed by Daniella Topol ; Kate Benson, directed by Lee Sunday Evans; Tanya Barfield, directed by Leigh Silverman, and Laura Eason, directed by Kirsten Kelly.

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When January Feels Like Summer Announcement

Women’s Project Theater and Ensemble Studio Theatre present a return engagement of the critically acclaimed “WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER” by Cori Thomas. Daniella Topol directs.

WP Theater Announces New Producing Artistic Director


Women’s Project Theater today announced the appointment of Lisa McNulty to become the Off-Broadway theatre’s new Producing Artistic Director. Ms. McNulty, who has been Artistic Line Producer at Manhattan Theatre Club since 2006, will assume her new position as of August 11, 2014.