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ON HER SHOULDERS Reading January 17!

On Her Shoulders is pleased to present staged readings with music of two plays by the earliest known female dramatists, directed by Lynn Marie Macy on Thursday, January 17, 2019. Doors open at 6:45pm for a 7:00pm start with The Play in Context by Melody Brooks, who situates the scripts in their historical time and place, followed by the readings and a post-performance Q&A with refreshments. Teresa Lotz is Music Consultant. Admission is by Donation ($10 suggested). The performance is at New Perspectives Studio, 458 W. 37 St. @10th Avenue. R.S.V.P. to


Welcome Sidney Martinez, our newest intern who will be working with NPTC throughout her senior high school year. Sidney is a student at Dwight Morrow Academies in Englewood, NJ, and will be in the job every Thursday!


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.


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



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!


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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