There are presently no open calls for submissions.
“WP THEATER ENSURES THE FUTURE IS FEMALE” Playbill
“AN IMPORTANT, RISK-TAKING ORGANIZATION.” New York Magazine
“WP THEATER IS ENDURINGLY VITAL.” The New York Times
WP THEATER is the nation’s oldest and largest theater company dedicated to developing, producing, and promoting the work of women+ at every stage of their careers. For over four decades we have served as leaders of a global movement towards gender parity, and the example we set and the artists we have fostered have grown into a robust, thriving community of artists in theater and beyond. WP empowers women+ artists of all kinds to reach their full potential, challenging preconceptions about the kinds of plays women write and the stories they tell.
The artistic heart of WP Theater lies in the Lab: a two-year residency for early career women+ playwrights, directors and producers. Selected through a highly competitive process, the Lab provides its members with a vital professional network, entrepreneurial and leadership training, rehearsal space, and most significantly, tangible opportunities for the development and production of bold new work for the stage. In addition to developing their own unique work, the Lab residency culminates in the biennial Pipeline Festival, a festival of five new plays written, directed and produced by the Lab.
The deadline for applications for the 2020-2022 WP Lab is January 06, 2020.