Featuring original one-act plays and short screenplays written by emerging female writers.

The 2020 empowHER Reading Series will have three installments dedicated to the specific themes listed below.

Sharing my voice does not equal vanity.

October 3, 2020


What white privilege means to me.

October 10, 2020

*from the perspective of artists of color*


Women, awake! Your country needs you...still. Marking 100 years since suffrage.

October 17, 2020

[Due to COVID-19, dates and potential venues are subject to change as Clutch is committed to the health and safety of all artists and audience members]


Selected Writers Include:

The empowHER Reading Series is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC. It is also made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC.

LMCC serves, connects, and makes space for artists and community.
UMEZ enhances the economic vitality of all communities in Upper Manhattan through job creation, corporate alliances, strategic investments, and small business assistance.


Clutch Productions, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to creating opportunities for emerging female artists in theatre and film. Contributions to support our artistic mission are 100% tax-deductible.


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