The Muse Project seeks to disrupt the imbalance of opportunity and ownership of work for women actors through the development of challenging, actor-driven theater works and focused research into their participation in American theater. Our company shifts the theater paradigm through the empowerment of women actors as creators and content generators. The Muse Project began with a single question: Why do women actors still struggle to feel fulfilled by the roles they play? Since then, it has grown in size and scope. We count fierce artists, such as Tina Benko and Jocelyn Kuritsky, among our past Muses. We have taken a Mini Muse workshop from its nascent development to a full length play that went on to be produced Off-Broadway at Abingdon Theatre Company. The Muse Project is focused on empowering a diversity of voices within the New York City theater scene. We are dedicated to supporting all women and women-identifying artists and we want to amplify the voices of those who might not feel they are given space.
Our staff and collaborators have experience acting, directing, writing, and producing in the greater NYC theater scene, in television, in film, in the regional theater scenes, and more.
The second "branch" under The Muse Project umbrella is our commitment to research. We seek to provide objective and illuminating information about the demographic breakdown of the New York and national theater community as it relates to the employment of women actors. We hope that through this research, we can continue to encourage artistic leaders to push their organizations towards greater and more inclusive programming and hiring.