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    The funding lanscape for small non-profit thatres has changed radically in our 26 year history. Government grants are small, and foundation grants are almost non-existent for a company our size. Even earned income sources have been greatly reduced, with cuts to arts programming in the schools and lack of staff to fully develop artist training programs.

    Thus, we are more and more dependent upon Individual Donations.

    Like all non-profits, arts or otherwise, we operate donor campaigns ($10 Donors, Holiday Cookies) and fundraising events (Holiday Bazaar, Auctions and Ebay) throughout the year. We understand that our supporters have different priorities, busy schedules and competing interests, and are grateful for any and all support we get. But these donor campaigns and fundraising events provide only about half of what we need to operate AND produce our programs.

    If we are to survive past our 26th Season, we need REGULAR sources of support.

    And so, we are inviting our loyal fans to become SUSTAINING DONORS!

    Simply sign-up through PayPal and a monthly donation will automatically be credited to our account.

    For as little as $10/month you can make a big difference!  Use the dropdown menu below to select your level of support and help us have a successful 26th Season.

    $10 monthly donation = listing in all publications and on the website

    $15 monthly donation = listing plus NPTC totebag

    $25 monthly donation = listing, tote bag, and a free box of Holiday Cookies

    $50 monthly donation = all of the above PLUS a copy of the ON HER SHOULDERS book of essays

    $100* monthly donation = all of the above PLUS a $25 gift certificate to the Holiday Bazaar, two Festival Passes to the annual Women's Work Short Play festival

    All NPTC Patrons are regularly invited to FREE programming, including the Holiday Open House and ON HER SHOULDERS readings. New Sustaining Donors at all levels will receive additional invitations throughout the year for special events!

    * If you are not in NYC on a regular basis, we will design a special package of goodies for you


    • Two puppet shows in Inwood Park on July 24th and 31st, FREE to all!
    • UNHINGED, the Women's Work Short Play Festival, August 7-12, 12 performances in 2 programs
    • Quarterly ON HER SHOULDERS events (Sept., Dec., March, and June) at The New School
    • Holiday Bazaar, December 1-8
    • Holiday Open House, December 17, 4-8pm
    • Winter and Spring Presentations of full-length scripts from the Women's Work LAB including Jihad, The Play by Ann Chamberlin, Mother of God! by Michele Miller, The Andrew Play by Alexis Roblan, Mommy's Little Princess by Teresa Lotz, and Splendid Grace by Charlotte Ortiz Colavin.



    Don't use Pay Pal? Send a check made payable to New Perspectives Theatre Company, 456 West 37 Street, NY, NY 10018. Gifts are 100% tax-deductible.

    Here is what we were able to do this Spring with donations from folks listed below!

    • Table readings of six new scripts from the Women's Work Short Play LAB, in preparation for rehearsal and production this summer. 15 actors lent their talents for a full day of readings and discussion on June 11th!
    • ON HER SHOULDERS programming, with a staged reading of works by African American writer May Miller on March 8th, a very special event--RADICAL VOICES, THEN AND NOW on April 3rd, and a staged reading of works by modernist Djuna Barnes on June 7th, all at the New School.
    • The publication of ON HER SHOULDERS essays, introducing 30 plays from 26 female playwrights, covering the years 1668 to 1970. We had a terrific launch party on April 18th!
    • A co-production of STAGE STRUCK: Reclaiming the History of Women in Theatre with the Society for the Preservation of Theatrical History May 19-22.
    • Two invited readings of She Calls Me Firely, written by Women's Work LAB member Teresa Lotz and co-produced with Parity Productions
    • The Women's Work Full-length LAB Mini-Festival of Staged Readings, featuring 2 plays in development and one from the archive, April 17-20
    • Monthly meetings of the WW Full-length and Short Play LABS, supporting 15 female playwrights, all creating powerful new work!
    • Rent and other administrative costs for sustaining our mid-town Manhattan office and studio

    Thanks To All Those Who Donated Between Feb 15 and May 31!

    through our $10 Spring Donor Campaign (over 150 individuals and organizations)


    Pat Addiss, Keith Adkins, Lisa Grunwald Adler, Amanda Allen, Rosemary Atkinson, Melissa Attebery, Teresa Augello, Debora Balardini, Rick Balian, Banana Boat Productions, Marie Barbieri, Robert Binstock, Benjamin Binstock, Bill Blechingberg, Celia Braxton, Lee Brewer, Catharine Burt, Patricia Cardona, Joan Castagnone, Charlotte Colavin, Jennie Contuzzi, Kate Dale, Kimberly Damokosh, Cheryl Davis, Elizabeth DeVito, Ron Domingo, Val Ellicott, Daniel Elser, Lindsay Ericson, Paula Ewin, Teresa Fischer, Anne Fizzard, Debra Fogel, Peter Fogel, Steve Foreht, Fengar Gael, Helene Galek, The George Family, DeAnna Gonzalez, Mary Ruth Goodley, Ginger Grace, Stephen Grace, Gloria Greenidge, Catharine Guiher, Dean Haglin, Jill Hamilton, Mari Lyn Henry, Holly Hepp-Galavin, Meredith Hertlein, Carol Hickey, Lee Hickey, Matt Hickey, Richard Holbrook, Ashley Holmes, Sharon Hope, Carly Hosford-Israel, Lee Hunkins, Arnold Insinnia, Colleen Jasinski, Jack Kaplan, Connie Koepfinger, Lisa Kohn, Victoria Kriete, Maryrose Leggio, Joyce Liao, Katt Lissard, Margit Livingston, Denise Lock, William Lucero, Hjordys Matos, Amanda Maud, Daniel McKinnon, Susan Meyer, Michele Miller, Kim Morris, Charles Morrow, Margaret Noble, Parity Productions, Sandra Parris, Marcia Brooks-Pooler, Nadhege Ptah, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, Joanne Riggs, Maureen Riggs, Merlina Rich, Molly Richter, Alexis Roblan, Betty Rosenstock, Patricia Ryan, William Samuels, Isabella Schiller, Susan Schwartzwalder, Mary Sheridan, Ana Silva, Peter Smith, Society for the Preservation of Theatrical History, Christine Souders, George Stephenson, Jenny Lynn Stewart. Joyce Sylvester, Joseph Thomas, Jeffery Thompson, Kathy Towson, Barbara Valente, Ludovica Villar-Hauser, Michael Wright, Rhonda Zapatka, Clare Zierhut, Marsha Zeitlin, Benny Zimmerman, and MANY Anonymous friends.

    We strive to keep our list of donors accurate and up-to-date. If we have missed anyone, please let us know!