Inspired by powerful women and with a mission to highlight and explore the female experience, La Femme Theatre Productions is a New York City-based, all-inclusive theater company. Over the past decade, La Femme has curated seasons that not only align with its mission but also resonate with the zeitgeist of the American canon.

Inspired by Powerful Women​


Inspired by the journeys of her mother, Joanne Dillon Lichty, her grandmother, Viola Sherwood Dillon, and her maternal ancestor, Myrtle Shaw Fadler (pictured here) — all women ahead of their time — Jean Lichty founded La Femme.


Bob Dohmen, La Femme’s board chair, has been profoundly influenced by his mother and stepmother. Their legacies are the namesakes of La Femme’s development program — Women on the Verge: The Gladys and Mary Dohmen Reading Series.


Our board member Austin Pendleton, much like Ms. Lichty and Mr. Dohmen, owes his inspiration and mentorship to women ahead of their time.



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Tennessee Williams’s

The Night of the Iguana


December 6 – February 25, 2024

The Pershing Square Signature Center