Women In Theatre Festival 2022

Close (But Not Too Close!) accepted in the New York Indie Theatre Film Festival


Tiny Barn Theatre Arrives

Planet of the Grapes Live

Zoom Plays: Reading Series

Sitting and Talking

The One and Only Amanda Palmer

All Hands On Deck

Women In Theatre 2020-2021


Women in Theatre Festival 2019


Trump Lear is Project Y’s “underground hit”

Women in Theatre Festival 2018


Women in Theatre Festival 2017

LIFE by Charles Mee

Trump Lear


Queer Plays Reading Series

Landmarks and TRANSformations

Support New Plays. Support Project Y.

Women in Theatre Festival (WiT)



Parity Plays

NY New Playwright Festival 3

Gary Busey’s One-Man Hamlet (as performed by David Carl)


“TechnoPlays” Production

The Religion Thing

Techno Plays Reading Series


A User’s Guide to Hell, featuring Bernard Madoff

2nd NY New Playwright Festival

Play With Your Food Video Project

The Feminine Mystique Reading Series


HOLY COW! Reading Series



LoveSick or Things That Don’t Happen


The Revival

Racey Plays Reading Series

NY New Playwright Festival


Confessionals Video Project


Kick Ass Plays by Bad Ass Women Reading Series


The Launch Fundraiser

Weddings, Phone Calls & Perverts Reading

Therese Raquin Desire


Jude’s Law Reading


Sinking Up

White Biting Dog



In the Boom Boom Room

The Crackwalker


Italian American Reconciliation



Lion in the Streets

History & Mission

Creating grassroots theatre one project at a time.

The Award winning, Project Y Theatre Company, is an outside-the-box theatre company that supports the creation, development, and production of new works for the stage in New York City. 2020 marks our 20th year as a company committed to supporting playwrights and their plays, and with a focus on women and LGBTQ voices. Project Y positions new plays and new voices to be part of the theatrical conversation. www.projectytheatre.org

Press from Washington, DC:

“Smartest of the city’s theatre troupes.”
– Bob Mondello, N.P.R.

“…a consistently thrilling company…aim high and always hit higher…
The Washington City Paper

“They have that kind of energy that Steppenwolf became known for. Sort of just throwing themselves headlong into the platinum.”
– Jane Horowitz, N.P.R.

“…Earnest, intense, and actor-driven…..always imaginative.”
The Washington Post

New York Press:

FUBAR, NY Premiere by Karl Gadjusek, Directed by Larissa Kokernot

“The production pulses like an all-night Ecstasy-fueled rave.”
– The New York Times

“See FUBAR if you want to experience theatrical shock and awe.”
– Backstage NY

The Revival, World Premiere by Samuel Brett Williams, Directed by Co-Artistic Director, Michole Biancosino

“This is one of the best cast assemble for an Off-Off Broadway show in a long time, perfectly directed by Michole Biancosino…it’s certain to win over fans of good theater.”
– NY Press

“What a perfect play for these times…an enormous tale and fortunate to have a cracker jack cast that is ready, willing, and more than able.”
– NY Theatre Guide

LoveSick, or THINGS THAT DON’T HAPPEN, World Premiere, conceived and directed by Michole Biancosino, plays by Lia Romeo, songs by Tony Biancosino

“Sharp, funny, and relevant.”
Curtain Up

“Captivating, offbeat and clever.”
– NYTheatre.com

User’s Guide to Hell, featuring Bernard Madoff, World Premiere by Lee Blessing, directed by Michole Biancosino

“Provides thoughtful and funny theater. It is a production well worth seeing, and considering, in this life.”
– NYTheatre.com

The Religion Thing, NY Premiere by Renee Calarco, Directed by Doug Hall

“Incisive, provocative play that comes to town courtesy of Project Y Theatre Company”
– TimeOut NY Critics Pick! 4 stars

“Calarco writes with verve”
– New York Times

Currently, our programming includes:

Staged Readings: Each year Project Y presents a themed year-long reading series. Past themes include: Race, Women, Technology, and Feminism.

Playwrights Group: Project Y currently supports a group of writers who meet twice a month to support each others’ process and develop their own work.

Workshop Productions: Project Y is committed to fostering play development by providing playwrights the opportunity to see and hone their work in that developmental space between public readings and full productions.

Online Video Projects: Project Y conducts themed video contests. Each winning play is filmed and uploaded to our YouTube channel.

Co-Productions: Project Y provides financial and producing support to emerging playwrights in order to help launch the life of a project.

World Premieres: Project Y produces one full-length world premiere production each season.