|The Lady Cavalier Theatre Company is a NYC based, nonprofit organization that was founded to promote a stronger female image and raise awareness of historical women warriors through original works that specialize in the art of theatrical combat. Through our productions and educational workshops we aim to challenge the stereotype of the "weaker sex". |
Since 2000 we have produced GLORIA, a swashbuckling fairy tale, which won the Genie Award for Outstanding Original Production; BOLD IN 'ER BREECHES, about the C18th female pirates, Anne Bonny and Mary Read, in collaboration with the South Street Seaport Museum; two short films, A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD and TEA BEFORE HONOUR, both based on actual duels between women; and the annual WOMEN-AT-ARMS FESTIVAL a celebration of historical women warriors and modern action heroines in both NYC and LA. We encourage playwrights to develope new pieces by holding STAGED READINGS of new plays that feature women in strong roles or tell the true stories of women throughout history. We also lead theatrical combat WORKSHOPS for organizations like the Association for Theater & Higher Education, The Five Colleges Multi-Cultural Theatre Committee, Drew University, Mount Holyoke College and Camp Broadway, among many others.