Rest in Power: Julia Miles, Pioneer Advocate for Women Directors and Playwrights

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On March 18, the founder of the WP Theater—formerly known as The Women’s Project—Julia Miles passed away after a long life of mentoring and producing work in the theatre industry for and by women.

Miles passed away in the afternoon of March 18 at the age of 90, after a decades-long career in the theatre industry advocating for women+ artists.

Before founding WP in 1978, Miles worked as the artistic director of The American Palace Theatre, an off-Broadway theatre dedicated to producing work by new writers.

After realizing how few of the new works being produced were written and directed by women, she created The Women’s Project under the umbrella of The American Palace Theatre with a grant from the Ford Foundation.

For a little under ten years, The Women’s Project operated in the basement of The American Palace Theatre before finding its own space.

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