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RESISTANCE IS FUTILE THE WEEK OF AUG 6

We are delighted to announce the 10th Annual Women's Work Short Play Festival of scripts developed in the Women's Work Short Play LAB. Writers Baindu D. Kalokoh, Alison Lowenstein, Lynn Marie Macy, MJ Perrin, Rachel Schroeder, and Jane Denitz Smith were given the theme in February and have been developing 30-minute plays with our director/dramaturg team of Sara Berg, Melody Brooks, Mary Hodges, Lori Kee, and Michele O'Brien. Performances are in Program A and Program B configuration, with 3 scripts per program.

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MEET OUR NEW INTERNS!

Once again we have been gifted with some amazing summer interns! Olivia Lesley returns full-time as our Producing Associate after serving as production assistant and assistant stage manager last summer. She is joined by Austin Ruffino who is using his IT and Sound skills for the month, and Olivia DiFulco returns as an assistant stage manager and sound designer for RESISTANCE IS FUTILE. Angelina Hunt is a junior at Buffalo State College and will be assisting with marketing & promotion for the Short Play Festival.

Zamalisa Mdoda is our new Executive Intern for a one-year placement. Fittingly, her first day was June 25th, during which we celebrated our 26th Birthday! WELCOME to all these wonderful young people!


WHAT'S ON THE BOARDS FOR SEASON 27?

July 1 is the official start date of our 27th Season! Other milestones for the coming year include 25 years of the WOMEN'S WORK PROJECT, the 10th Annual WW Short Play Festival, 6th Season of ON HER SHOULDERS and 10 years of collaboration with Banana Boat Productions! Help keep this amazing track record going by becoming a SUSTAINING DONOR for as little as $10/month, and discover a few perks for your support.


VOICES FROM THE EDGE GETS FACELIFT!

We are delighted to announce that Keline Adams is joining NPTC as Program Manager for Voices From the Edge, which has been presenting new works by African American writers and performances for 20 years! A former VFTE participant herself, Keline recently completed her MA in Applied Theatre, and is coming on board to breathe some new life into this veteran program! LEARN MORE ABOUT KELINE HERE

 

WOMEN'S WORK MAY MINI-FEST

Join us May 20 - 23 for readings of new works being developed in the Women's Work Full-length LAB. Featuring plays and excerpts from Ann Chamberlin, Charlotte Colavin, Jennie Contuzzi, Cara Hall and Alisa Zhulina. Director/dramaturgs Celia Braxton, Melody Brooks, Teresa Fischer, and Melissa Skirboll are sheparding the next batch of scripts to the same high standards of the Barbour Award finalists and other award-winning plays that have come out of the Women's Work Project over the last 24 years!


MELODY HONORED AS TRAILBLAZER!

NPTC is honored to be receiving a special award from RHYTHMCOLOR Associates in their 3rd Annual "Evening in Appreciation of Trailblazing Women and Arts Institutions". The event was on Sunday, April 29, 2018, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm and WW alum Cynthia Robinson delivered a moving testimonial.. Along with four other NYC theatre women, Brooks was especially gratified to be acknowledged for NPTC's "ground-breaking contributions to the American and International Theater-Arts Scene."

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