Clutch is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to creating opportunities for female artists in theatre and film. By commissioning and producing original works, Clutch provides vital creative space for female writers, directors, actors, and designers to collaborate and work together. 

Our work is guided by the following principles:



Diversity of experience, thought, and creed is key to crafting a new narrative for female artists in theatre and film. Clutch welcomes the voices and work of writers, actors, directors, designers, technicians, producers, and artists who identify as female. All ages. All colors. All races. All faiths. All abilities. All sexual orientations. You are #SoClutch.

Creating Collaborative Space

Clutch was conceived as a platform for professional working artists to tackle gender parity–together. We initiate and share new opportunities that feed the collective and facilitate greater collaboration. By providing vital creative space for female artists to risk and grow–working with, not for, each other–Clutch strives to advance emerging voices and leaders in our field.


Courageous, Front-Footed Action

No waiting. Creating. Clutch delights in challenging and disrupting existing industry models of creation. By setting aggressive timelines for projects and initiatives we aim to have nothing sitting in a drawer, unrealized and unseen on stage or screen.


Over the past five years, paid jobs were created for 126 members of

Creative Teams, Cast and Crew, including 99 women.

That's gender parity in action!

Women Employed in Off-Stage Roles

Statistics gathered from Off-Broadway productions of new plays




Stage Management

2013 - 2014



32% / 20%*


2014 - 2015



32% / 17%*


*not counting Costume Designers

Sourced from Women Count: Women Hired Off-Broadway 2010-2015 at www.theatrewormen.org