The League of Professional Theatre Women boasts many programs that support our goal of promoting visibility and increasing opportunity for women in Professional Theatre. Many of our programs are member initiated.

Visit our calendar for a full list of upcoming events.

Current Programs:

  • 50/50 in 2020: A broad-reaching partnership with the Women’s Project and New Perspectives Theatre to reinforce the need for equal pay and equal opportunity
  • Educational Programming: Through Special Programs, Panels and Lectures, the League offers its members and the community educational programming that highlights women theater professionals past and present.
  • Holiday Party: Held annually in December, this evening celebration is a social gathering for members and Friends.
  • Julia’s Reading Room: Julia’s Reading Room, named for Julia Miles, is a program that provides opportunities to League playwrights, librettists, directors, actors, and producers to bring works in progress to be read.
  • Leadership Luncheons: Leadership luncheons bring guests from various fields of theatre together with League members.
  • Members Night Out: Quarterly get-togethers for members and potential members to meet in an informal and fun atmosphere.
  • Oral History: Made possible by generous grants from the Edith Meiser Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Betty R. and Ralph Sheffer Foundation, and private donors. The ongoing Oral History Project chronicles and documents the contributions of significant theatre women in many fields.
  • #OneMoreConversation: a call to directors, artistic directors, producers, boards, and other decision-makers to have just one more conversation with a woman theatre artist or professional before making a hiring decision.
  • TravelTrips to locations of theatrical, educational and cultural value to the League’s members.
  • Theatre ConnectionsTheatre Connections is a members-only program, designed to help our members build bridges and gain insights into active producing organizations that generously collaborate on this project.
  • Theatre Women Awards: Held annually, this event celebrates women in the field chosen to receive awards for their exemplary work and dedication.
  • Workshops & Seminars: The League organizes workshops and seminars where League members and guest experts discuss a variety of topics of interest to League members.

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