Mission & History

Mission

Creative Women New York is a non-profit arts and producing organization, powered by women, inclusive of all.

Creative Women is dedicated to creative development, training, and production.

 

What we do:  

  • present theatre, dance, film, art and entertainment, that challenge and illuminate the human condition

  • provide educational programming and professional training

  • empower work through co-production and fiscal sponsorship​

History brief 

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

 

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

 

Clare Cioffero joined the CW core team in late 2020 to help organize, energize and empower.