The SheNYC Festival, formerly known as NYC Women’s Work Festival, has announced its summer lineup and City of Light is on the bill!
Check out this post from the festival itself:
Announcing Our New Look: SheNYC Arts!
Over the last year and a half, a small idea came to life a huge way. What was meant to be a little off-Broadway theater festival has grown exponentially far more quickly than any of us had imagined.
We started WEBroadway and the NYC Women’s Work Festival because we knew that there was a lack of opportunities for women in the New York City theater scene; particularly, a lack of chances to get new works up in full, rather than just snippets, cuts, or concerts.
What we didn’t know was HOW much of a demand there would be for a program like this. Just a month after launching, we put out our first call for script submissions, getting around 200 entries. As word spread, the performances started selling out. By the end of the 2016 Festival, we had lines out the door for our performances, adding as many chairs as we could but still having to turn away audience members.
One year later, the 2017 Festival got three times as many submissions as we did in our inaugural year. We’ve gotten requests for partnerships from around the United States. We’ve gotten submissions from around the globe. And from here on out, we intend to do everything in our power to meet this demand for equal representation of women in the arts industries.
Therefore, on April 17th, we’re launching our new name, new logo and new look. What was once WEBroadway will now be called SheNYC Arts. We’ve got some big ideas in the works, and this new brand will help us continue to expand; all the while staying true to our mission of giving women the opportunity to see their work performed in full, and providing a life-long community of artists and supporters.
With that, we’re so excited and proud to announce our eight new shows that will be presented in our brand-spanking-new 2017 SheNYC Summer Theater Festival. We’ve got two new musicals, five new plays, and one Shakespeare adaptation. These shows stood out to our script readers not just because of their exquisite writing quality, but because of the important, provocative, meaningful and relatable subject matter that they all portray. We hope you’ll come see as many as you can!
City of Light
A New Musical
Book by Gabrielle Wagner,
Music by Jan Roper, Lyrics by Julie Weiner
Children of Camelot
by Nakisa Aschtiani
by Angelica Zollo
Memories of the Game
by Kristy Thomas
by Charlotte Ahlin
adapted by Tatiana Baccari
The Human Incubator
A New Musical
by Elinor and Drew Vanderberg
From A to Double D
by Mandy Murphy
More information on all of our shows, including show dates, times, and ticket info coming soon.