Women's Theatre & Art Groups
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About Face Theatre
1222 W. Wilson Ave, Second Floor West
Chicago, IL 60640
Contact: Mollie Alexander Speer, Development Director
Description: Theatre company that specializes in adventurous/innovative new plays that advance the national dialogue on gender/sexual identity
Airmid Theatre Company
844 Bay Shore Ave
West Islip, NY 11795
Contact: Tricia McDermott, Artistic Director
Phone: (631) 704-2888
Description: Founded in 2000, the Airmid Theatre Company produces classic works by women. With these plays at the heart of its mission, the company creates a safe home for women theatre artists, and ignites broad public recognition of the essential contribution women have made to the worlds of theatre, dramatic literature, and society. By establishing the history of playwriting by women and professionally producing their work with a full cast of actors of both genders as the playwrights intended, we open the door to broader discussion on women's roles today, and in the future.
Arizona Women’s Theatre Company
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Description: The Arizona Women's Theatre Company is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to producing work that reveals women's lives and documents women's experiences. We are committed to nurturing women artists and providing an innovative forum for women's voices.
Artemisia, A Chicago Theatre
Description: Artemisia, A Chicago Theatre is a not for profit theatre dedicated to producing female centric entertainment that challenges the perception of women. We accept ongoing submissions of full length plays that reflect our mission for our annual Fall Festival of Staged Readings. Please visit our website for more information and submission details.
Brava! for Women in the Arts
2781 24th Street
Description: One of the few theaters in the country that specializes in the creation of new work, and the only one whose primary purpose is to produce outstanding world premieres by women of color and lesbian playwrights.
2, Riad Ezaitoune , Rue Quadissia
Tél/fax : + 212 (524) 43.40.11
Site Web: http://presmaroc.info/artisans/index.htm
Description: Le projet Dar Maalma est une initiative de l’Association Bouregreg. Il se compose d’un ensemble d’activités intégrées, menées en faveur des femmes artisanes marocaines. Il agit dans une approche participative et a pour finalité le renforcement de l’indépendance économique des femmes artisanes, l’amélioration de leurs capacités et leurs conditions sociales.
Description: The Bouregreg Association’s iniatiative Dar Maalma comprises integrated activities for the benefit of Moroccan Women artisans by using an inclusive approach. Its goal consists of supporting the economic independence of female artisans, the improvement of their abilities and social status.
P.O. Box 820698
Dallas, TX 75382
Description: Inspiration for Echo Theatre is taken from the nymph Echo of Greek Mythology, who was doomed to forever repeat the words of others, but could not speak for herself. Here at Echo, women speak for themselves on stage. It's not a matter of a woman being able to tell a story better than a man; it's simple that she can tell it differently, provide it with another texture, another insight, when she is empowered to speak in her own words.
Festival Voix de Femmes
En Neuvice, 46
Description: Depuis 1991, le Festival Voix de Femmes a réalisé 9 éditions qui ont rassemblé des artistes d’Europe, d’Afrique, de l’Océan Indien, d’Amérique Latine, d’Asie Centrale et d’Extrême-Orient. Ces artistes sont des femmes qui investissent et transforment leur art et leur culture.
Description: Since 1991, the Festival Voix de Femmes has taken place nine times. It has gathered European, African, Latin American, Central Asian artists and also those from the Indian Ocean area and the Far East. These artists are women who invest in and transform their art and their cultures.
Gina Gibney Dance
Description: A contemporary dance company which offers special community-based programs devoted to using the power of dance and creativity to empower domestic violence survivors.
416 Pegg Road, SW
Atlanta, GA 30315
Description: An award-winning, dynamic, soul-stirring, all-sistah dance, percussion, and vocal ensemble. Founded by Omelika Kuumba, Zuri Sami Ra Maati Jordan, and eight other women of color, Giwayen Mata has been dedicated to the perpetuation of Afrikan culture since 1993 by presenting dances, rhythms, and songs of the Afrikan Diaspora to audiences of all ethnicities, ages, and backgrounds.
Green Light Arts
1819 JFK Blvd., Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Desscription: Green Light Arts is a member-based nonprofit organization that supports and unites women artists of all disciplines to create art that enriches our society.
Description: Guerrilla Girls is an anonymous group of women dedicated to the conscience of culture and supports recognition for women in all art forms. Guerilla Girls produces posters, stickers, books, printed objects, and articles that expose sexism and racism in politics, art, film, and culture.
Guerrilla Girls On Tour
PO Box 2100
New York, NY 10021
Contact: Aphra Behn
Description: Anonymous/feminist New York City based touring theatre company that creates fresh and original comedies celebrating women’s history -- past, present and future. All work is presented using masks and draws from a variety of classic theatre techniques such as physical theatre, vaudeville and parody resulting in a unique style.
Jewish Women’s Theatre
521 Latimer Road
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Email: form on website
Description: Our purpose in founding The Jewish Women’s Theatre is to inspire, support and encourage writers to give voice to their unique experiences as Jewish women in America.
La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse
4296 St-Laurent Boulevard
Montréal Québec H2W 1Z3
Telephone: 514 871 0268
Description: Growing out of the feminist art movement and founded in 1973, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse is one of the oldest artist-run centers in Quebec. The center’s mandate expands on a history of feminist art practices and engages a broader spectrum of underrepresented artists and their initiatives within established art institutions. The gallery aims to provide a platform for contemporary art informed by feminist and gender theory, as well as intercultural and transdisciplinary practices.
Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company (LAWSC)
1158 26th Street, Suite 399
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Description: A nonprofit organization which produces professional productions of Shakespeare's plays with an all-female ensemble.
[The] Los Angeles Women's Theatre Project
10061 Riverside Drive
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Contact: Dee Jae Cox, Co-founder/Artistic Director
Description: A nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting, empowering and creating opportunities for women in the performing arts.
Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Description: The Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival ("LAWTF") was organized to provide a vehicle for the development of women artists utilizing theatre to educate, enlighten and empower solo artists, audiences and volunteers.
Loucas de Pedra Lilas
Av. Cruz Cabuga 514 B
Recife – PE
Description: Humorous feminist theatre group specialized in promoting better men/women relationships, sexual education, prevention and combating of violence, etc.
National Association of Women Artists
80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1405
New York, NY 10011
Description: Promotes women artists of all backgrounds and traditions through exhibitions, pro programs, and its historic archive.
National Museum of Women in Arts
1250 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-3970
Description: The only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to recognizing the contributions of women artists.
Theatre Production Company
109 W. 27th Street, Ste. 9A
New York, NY 10001
Description: Founded in 1992 by women actors concerned about the scarcity of roles for women. New Georges is a play and acting development organization that produces new plays by women.
The Nora Theatre Company
450 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Description: The Nora Theatre Company produces illuminating contemporary and modern classic theater and champions the voice of women.
The Paper Birds Theatre Company
The West Park Centre
Leeds, LSIG 5BE
Telephone: 0113 2759271/ 07790 599191
Description: The Paper Birds are an all female collective based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. The company was co-founded in 2003 by a group of women who shared a passion and respect for experimental theatre. Since forming, The Paper Birds has continued to devise highly visual, physical theatre. The company tour and deliver workshops both nationally and internationally.
Professional Women Photographers
119 West 72nd Street, #223
New York, NY 10023
Description: Active group of over 200 women with deep interests in photography.
PO Box 480820
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Description: Rosalind Productions explores stories in which the female characters are as vital, complex and influential as the male characters.
Sphinx Theatre Company
13 River House
27/29 Vauxhall Grove
London SW8 1SY
Telephone: + 44 (0) 20 7587 1596
Description: Touring theatre company that places women at the center of its artistic endeavor; encourages discussion of the portrayal of women in art.
333 DeGraw Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Description: Mission is to present exceptional theatre performance and to offer theater training and education rooted in an urban Indigenous performance practice, creating an environment where the Indigenous, women's and arts communities can come together to examine and discuss their cultural, social and political concerns.
Tennessee Women's Theater Project
P.O. Box 15825
Nashville, TN 37215-8525
Z. Alexander Looby Theatre
2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37228
Description: Giving voice to women through theater arts.
Twenty Percent Theatre Company
20% Theatre Company Twin Cities
5152 Aldrich Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55430
Contacct: Claire H. Avitabile, Artistic Director
Description: The 20% Theatre Company is dedicated to reversing the percentages of working women in the theatre.
The Venus Theatre Play Shack
21 C Street
Laurel, MD 20707
Description: A women's theatre company that perform plays by talented women playwrights and employs talented female actors, directors, designers and others.
441 Lexington Avenue, PH
New York, NY 10017
Website: http://www.wetweb.org or www.wetproductions.org
Description: A non-for-profit production company that produces theater and film projects, events, panels, and workshops with challenging female stereotypes while celebrating women's diversity and strengths.
What Girls Know
Description: Theater program for adolescent girls in NYC from different ethnic and economic backgrounds.
Woman Made Gallery
685 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642
Description: The goal of Woman Made Gallery is to support all women in the arts by providing opportunities, awareness, and advocacy while building an alternative community where artistic values and criteria are determined by women, for women.
1429 20th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122
3934 Madrone Avenue
Oakland, CA 94619
Description: Woman's Will, the Bay Area's all-female Shakespeare company, exists to provide opportunities for women and girls to work together in a supportive yet challenging environment, to entertain and educate through high quality classes and performances, and to expand the boundaries in which audiences and artists see themselves.
Women Artists of the West
14037 Rex Street
Sylmar, CA 90342
Description: Supports and promotes art created by women.
Women in Photography International
569 North Rossmore Avenue, #604
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Description: Online resource center serving the needs of women photographers, photo educators, photography students, gallery owners and photographic organizations around the world.
Women Playwrights' Initiative (WPI)
P.O. Box 1546
Orlando, FL 32802-1546
Telephone: 407.380.1812, 407.384.7172
Description: Setting new stages for women's voices. Our mission is to foster the development and production of plays written by women, through educational outreach, workshops, readings and productions.
Women's Art Resource Center
401 Richmond Street West
Tornonto, ON MSV 3A8
Description: Toronto-based organization dedicated to the advancement of contemporary women's art practice, outreach programs and gallery exhibits
Women's Caucus for Art
P.O. Box 1498 Canal Street Station
NY, NY 10013
Description: National member organization dedicated to expanding opportunities and recognition for women in the arts.
Women's Project and Production
55 West End Avenue
NY, NY 10023
Telephone: (212) 765-1706
Description: A New York off-Broadway theatre dedicated to putting women playwrights center stage since 1978.
Women's Studio Workshop
PO Box 489
Rosendale, NY 12472
Description: Founded in 1974, the Women's Studio Workshop is an artist's workspace dedicated to encouraging the voice and vision of women artists while providing professional opportunities and employment for women at various stages of their careers.
Women's Theatre Alliance
2936 N. Southport
Chicago, IL 60657-4120
Description: Membership organization devoted to supporting, promoting, and showcasing Chicago's female theatre artists
The Women's Theater Company
P.O. Box 5924
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Description: A professional theatre company dedicated to the development, promotion and inclusion of women in all aspects of theatre production.
The Women's Theatre Project
PO Box 276272
Boca Raton, FL 33427
Description: Through compelling theatre, The Women's Theatre Project creates and environment that explores the female voice. Spanning the generations, we are forging community partnerships to develop a legacy, by women, about women. and for everyone.
1627 North Oakley
Chicago, IL 60647
Description: Modern women's dance company for women offering outreach and educational programs to help girls improve self-esteem.
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