Mission & History



Creative Women New York is a non-profit performing arts and producing organization. Creative Women is dedicated to creative development, training, and production. What we do:  


  • present theatre, dance, film, and other creative production that challenge and illuminate the human condition

  • provide educational programming and professional training

  • empower work through co-production and fiscal sponsorship​


Creative Women New York (CWNY) was originally founded (1996) as a networking group for women in the arts and entertainment business.  Tricia Mancuso Parks and Lee Douglass began reorganizing CW (2013) into a production company that co-partners with other creatives to champion bold and new interpretations of Shakespeare and original, multicultural work.

Madeline Austin joined CW (2017) to expand the organization’s educational programming and producing arts center.

Carrie Schoenfeld join CW (2018) to spearhead more production.