• THE NAKED EXPEDITION PROJECT

OUR MISSION

 

 

 

 

To challenge the perceptions of women and the underrepresented through the voice of theatre and to serve as an advocate for their stories.

The Naked Expedition Project (TNEP) was founded by two artists with a passion for exploring the process of creation and development through works that feature the untold, underrepresented, and non-traditional stories of women and femininity.

TNEP strives to inspire writers of all ethnicities, backgrounds, and gender by providing a space for them to develop and share their work. We believe that artists thrive within a community that embraces exploration and the many stages of development and process. Our goal is to provide a platform for non-traditional stories and voices that will ignite conversation, understanding and investigation into the core humanity of women and the underrepresented within the local and global community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE ARE

 

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THE WORDS AND THOUGHTS OF PEOPLE THAT INSPIRE US IN LIFE AND TO CREATE:

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“Art is a path on which we honour our world.” 

– Robert Genn

“If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.”

– Audre Lorde

“Difference must be not merely tolerated, but seen as a fund of necessary polarities between which our creativity can spark like a dialectic.”

– Audre Lorde

SUPPORT US

We will be showcasing the work of twenty (20) new and emerging selected playwrights for the TNEP Reading Series, running from September 2014 to March 2015.

If you’re interested in contributing and supporting us to:

  • Provide a platform for new and talented artists to have their work seen and
  • Bring awareness to new voices in the theater community who are writing plays about women and the underrepresented

Please donate via FRACTURED ATLAS (all donations are Tax Deductible):

http://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=10848

 

HELP US SUPPORT WOMEN IN THEATRE.

OUR ESTEEMED SUPPORTERS

Below are the people who are helping us make this Reading Series happen. They’re giving their hard earned dollar (or two) to support TNEP and all that we stand for.

All we can say is thank you. Thank you for helping us support emerging playwrights, women, their voices and their stories.

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER:

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THEY ARE:

ChiChi Anyanwu                   Julie Asriyan – Piotrowski            Meghan SeeKamp                Teach Dryan

 Miriam Glaser                        Barbara Raitano                                Shelly Sharman                       James Stull

Sassy G                                      Jenna Lee Ciralli                                 Elizabeth Hower                     Nambi E.Kelley

Sara Genn                                 Nedra McClyde                                  Emma Booth                             Girl In Red ProductionsLLC

Andrea Harper                       Diane Cyphers                                   Tracy Edwards                          Tory West

Peter Bray                                 Natalie Engelbert                             Terry Knickerbocker

Shannyn Van Der Nol          Sam Glovin                                          Gabriel Furman

Mary Beth Easly                     Al Letson                                              Marissa C

Rachel Muraca                       Carolyn McLandlish                        James Lucas

Calaine Schafer                      CreativeMynds Project                 Joseph Amato

Craig Colasanti                      Herbert Newsome                           Solvin Naim

Edward O’Blenis                    Jason Dirden                                     Robert Yang

Edwina Ritchard                   Joe Toronto                                         Allison Wolfe

Ronnie L Allen                       Leonarda Jonie                                  Crispian Chan

Joshua Zirger                         Claire Bahn                                         Dennis Allen II

Hellie Turner                          Nicholas Hardcastle                       Chloe Arnold

UP NEXT

 

WATCH THIS SPACE!

TNEP returns for its second season in September.

We’ll have new works, new writers & new stories!

Until then, we’re busy raising funds to keep the work alive. If you’d like to help us support female voices & keep our theater and arts scene diverse, then you can donate through Fractured Atlas, www.fracturedatlas.org

 

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MEET THE PLAYWRIGHTS

WE ARE SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE SELECTED PLAYWRIGHTS AND THEIR WORK FOR OUR UPCOMING READING SERIES AT THEATRELAB IN NYC!!

JANUARY 2015 :

 

‘MOTHER’ By Dennis A. Allen II

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 The Work of Aziza Barnes

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DECEMBER 2014:

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OCTOBER 2014:

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  SEPTEMBER 2014:

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JOIN US

 

 

For information including events, media, subscriptions and talent, please contact us at: info@thenakedexpeditionproject.com

Direct questions and queries can be sent to the Co-Founders/Artistic Directors:

Celestine Rae: celestine@thenakedexpeditionproject.com

Laura Bray: laura@thenakedexpeditionproject.com

IF YOU’D LIKE TO BE KEPT IN THE LOOP OF EVERYTHING HAPPENING WITH TNEP, PLEASE HEAD TO OUR SPOTLIGHT SERIES’ PAGE AND SUBSCRIBE!