Improv & Theatre

Since February 2013 we have been facilitating improv theatre workshops with trans women, in collaboration with the Housing Works Trans Women’s Empowerment Program. The workshops are facilitated by Ceyenne Doroshow (author of Cooking in Heels: A Memoir Cookbook) and Nicolette Dixon, who has previously performed at the Red Umbrella Diaries and recently received her Masters in the CUNY Applied Theatre program.


Our 2014 free drop-in workshops will take place on the third Wednesday of the month at Housing Works (320 West 13th Street, 4th Floor).

At the workshops, participants will practice improv and character building, explore acting with scripts and create original scenes.

Upcoming workshop dates:

  • February 19
  • March 19
  • April 23
  • May 14
  • June 18
  • July 16

Questions? Email Nicolette at, or call/text Ceyenne at 212-470-6514.

We are also hoping to produce several theatre shows this year – stay tuned for more information!

In fall 2013, the Trans Women’s Theatre Ensemble created an original piece of theater, “In My Skin,” that debuted on Thursday, November 14th at Joe’s Pub in NYC during Red Umbrella Project’s first gala event, alongside stories by seven other performers. “In My Skin” was documented in a short film which we hope to premiere in the spring of 2014.