News: She NYC Arts Announces Inaugural CreateHer Program for High School Girls and Awards Inaugural New Play Residency to Natalie Margolin
|Playwright Natalie Margolin|
First, She NYC Arts has awarded its inaugural New Play Residency to playwright and actress Natalie Margolin, a Kenyon College graduate and author of The Power of Punctuation, which premiered at the Davenport Theater in 2016. As New Play Resident, Margolin will create a new work to debut at the fourth annual She NYC Arts Summer Theater Festival, which takes place from June 19-30 at The Connelly Theater (220 E 4th St, New York, NY 10009). She NYC will provide updates on this creative process every Wednesday through its social media accounts, using the hashtag #NewWorksWednesday.
Second, as part of its mission to bring support and exposure to female theater artists, She NYC Arts has announced a new playwriting workshop called CreateHer. CreateHer is a free 6-session workshop open to high school student who identify as girls, and it will provide participants with mentors as they create, develop, and produce short plays. CreateHer will culminate on Sunday, June 30 at 12pm with staged readings of four new 10-minute plays written and produced by the students. Guest teachers for the workshops will include Broadway producers, directors, and managers, and the staged readings will include new plays by A'dreana Williams (produced by Lauren Estrella), Mirei Dominguez (produced by Therese Rubi), Ava Grandfield (produced by Gabriela Veciana), and Lucy Machlan (produced by Tali Natter).