Theatre and Live Events


Join BRIC in a critical conversation on the role of Hip-Hop in shaping perceptions and realities of Black women’s lives. In recent years, women have been taking the reins of their Hip-Hop narratives, but the debates arise: Are their portrayals empowering, or cloaked exploitations? In this #BHeard Town Hall, a panel of esteemed guest including hip-hop pioneer Roxanne Shanté, will ask if there’s a connection between the representations of Black women in Hip-Hop and the perception and treatment of Black women as a whole. Learn more.


NYWIFT Members are invited to X Fan Retrospective, an unforgettable night of excitement, fandom, and exclusive entertainment with X Fan Retrospective, Chris Carter, and Joel McHale! The inaugural event celebrating 30 years of “The X-Files”, is scheduled to take place at the prestigious SVA Theatre in Manhattan on May 3. Guests include “The X-Files” creator, Chris Carter and filmmakers Lauren Krattiger and Carly Blake who will  screen their new documentary “X Fan Retrospective.” Joining them will be Actor, and Comedian Joel McHale, who starred in the show’s 2016 revival and is himself a passionate fan. NYWIFT members get 15% off registration with discount code NYWIFT. Register now! 


On May 9, the New York International Screenplay Awards (NYISA) will be hosting a prestigious award ceremony at the Drom Venue in NYC. NYISA is one of the most renowned screenplay competitions in the US, founded by Sundance alumni screenwriter Emine Dursun, and is supported and sponsored by various organizations, including Final Draft Inc., InkTip, Filmfreeway, Coverfly, Creators Vault, Sound Of Scripts, Script Mailer, The Film Deck, Script Reader Pro, Virtual Pitch Fest, 16th Street Productions, Autonomous Pictures, Optica Media, Mae Media House, and more. The ceremony will include a red-carpet cocktail reception, a filmmaker’s networking party, live jazz music, and will be hosted by Sharon Simon. Admission to the event is free, with a suggested cocktail dress code. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate and network with some of the most talented screenwriters in the industry! Register now

NYWFT members are invited to Gotham Sound Expo on May 4. The annual mini trade show will feature new product demos, networking opportunities, free refreshments, and raffle prizes. Representatives from over two dozen major manufacturers of audio equipment will demo new gear and answer questions and used gear will be available to sell/buy from fellow sound people. The one-day trade show is for audio professionals of all kinds.

Get free tickets to the event here.

NYWIFT Member Shoshanna Gleich and the rest of neurodiverse theatre company EPIC Players Theatre are presenting a neuroinclusive production of Spring Awakening on May 9-12 and May 16-19 at A.R.T./New York’s Mezzanine Theatre.  

Video streaming will be available during the second weekend of performances. Accessibility accommodations, which are available upon request, include ADA seating, assisted listening devices, noise-canceling headphones, fidgets, and quiet zones. Two ASL-interpreted performances are scheduled for May 9 and 16. The company also implements a relaxed atmosphere at all performances, allowing patrons with disabilities to talk and vocalize as they wish, as well as leave and re-enter the seating area as needed. 

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