Team

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NEW YORK

TRICIA MANCUSO PARKS
Founder Creative Women, Director, Actor & Creative Professional
​Tricia's work as a theatre director/producer/choreographer includes Divinity of Hell, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello, an adaptation of Jean Paul Sartre’s short story, Intimacy, and original theatre/dance pieces CageDancers and The Kollwitz Project
As an actor, Tricia has appeared in numerous theater, TV and film, productions.  mancusoparks.nyc
Tricia is the founding president of BurritoBoards Creative and a member of SAG-AFTRA & AEA.   
Email  tmp@cwnyi.org
LEE  DOUGLASS
Co-Founder Creative Women, Writer, Director, Theatre, Film
Lee Douglass is a NYC-based writer/director, filmmaker and theater artist. Her films include The Life You Save May Be Your Own, Use Me and the award-winning Birdboy. Lee has penned numerous screenplays including  Kingdom by the Sea, currently in development with Axial Pictures in Los Angeles. Her eclectic theater work includes directing productions of Cowboy Mouth, Happy Days, Hello, My Name Is… and her own plays, Short Pants and a work in progress production of the original Japanese dance drama, JYOU EN. Lee earned her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and was a Directing Fellow in the MFA program at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. 
Email  lmd@cwnyi.org
MADELINE AUSTIN
Creative Development Director, Educational Programming
Madeline Austin has over 20 years’ experience in commercial producing, theater administration, nonprofit management, fundraising, education and performance.  For two years, she led The Shakespeare Society as Executive Director overseeing large-scale events and educational programming.  Her producing credits include:  the Off-Broadway run of Maybe Baby, It’s You directed by Jeremy Dobrish; The Invested directed by Ron Canada; Stealing Sweets and Punching People directed by Michael Sexton; and Spin Off written by Bernard Pomerance and directed by Ron Canada. Madeline also worked with the legendary Jerry Schoenfeld at The Shubert Organization for over a decade, and as a production assistant for Tony Award winning producer Jane Harmon.  Ms. Austin served on the Artistic Advisory Council for Naked Angels in NY, the Board of Directors for KEEN NY, and is a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. 
Email  ma@cwnyi.org
Creative Women Artistic Advisors 
RON CANADA
CAROLYN KAY CARSON
ANDREW GOLDBERG
TOSHINORI HAMADA
FRANCES MIDDENDORF
AL RAMOS
CARRIE SCHOENFELD
PHOTO CREDITS: Chase Gilbertson, Teddy Jefferson, Ed Parada, Corey Rogers, Katrin Talbot