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.
THE WORDS AND THOUGHTS OF PEOPLE THAT INSPIRE US IN LIFE AND TO CREATE:
“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
- JANUARY '15
- JUNE '15
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):
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.
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
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
For information including events, media, subscriptions and talent, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Direct questions and queries can be sent to the Co-Founders/Artistic Directors:
Celestine Rae: email@example.com
Laura Bray: firstname.lastname@example.org
IF YOU’D LIKE TO BE KEPT IN THE LOOP OF EVERYTHING HAPPENING WITH TNEP, PLEASE HEAD TO OUR ‘SPOTLIGHT SERIES’ PAGE AND SUBSCRIBE!