The Daughters Collective

    The Daughters Collective

    We are The Daughters Collective, an all women-identifying artist collective. We produce purposeful interdisciplinary work inspired by ritual. Help us fund our second season in NYC!

     New York, NY, United States
    This is a Fiscally-Sponsored Project

    Fiscally Sponsored by Fractured Atlas

    We are an all women-identifying artist collective and produce purposeful interdisciplinary work inspired by ritual. Our collective is collaborative and non-hierarchical, and includes over 15 artists across different genres. The interdisciplinary work we present, the diverse artists we represent, and the community building nature of our work are what make us unique.

    We present work that calls upon the roots of art itself, that inspire creators to look for deeper meaning within their form and their processes, all with the intention to manifest community. Women have been gathering with creative purpose since the beginning of humanity, and we use those traditions to inspire and empower the work we produce.

    It Began With Friends & A Folk Opera...

    Formerly called Daughters of Elysium, the collective was initially founded in 2014 when Melanie Rose Thomas joined forces with Katrina Mattson to produce The Cave: A Folk Opera at The Hollywood Fringe Festival. Melanie and Katrina called upon their friends to a woman-run company. Their goal was to produce work inspired by ancient ritualistic theatrical traditions that centered around woman-driven stories. The Daughters finished their time in Hollywood with an extended run and received multiple awards and recognition for the production. 

    After Hollywood, Daughters gathered in NYC in the Fall of 2016, this time alongside more women with a diverse range of talents. The artists’ mediums include performing, writing, poetry, filmmaking, visual arts, dance, directing, and more. With over 15 women artists, Daughters began producing events bi-monthly in NYC! 

    The events have included salon-style performances, concerts, play readings, theatrical productions, and fine art gallery shows. All of The Daughters events are rooted in ritual and feminism. 

    Now, we are beginning our SECOND season in NYC! We are producing larger scale events, including:

    Limit Of The Tongue, by Magdalen Zinky (An original play trilogy inspired by Greek Mythology.) APRIL 27th-29th, 2018

    The Cave: A Folk Opera, by Melanie Rose Thomas (The show that started it all! A highly poetic musical exploration of fairy tales.)
    MAY 17th-20th, 2018

    Daughters Tarot Card Deck designed by Rae Clarke Hendel (Cards will feature each of The Daughters!) Summer 2018

    MONTHLY SALONS STARTING IN JUNE 2018 featuring a different Daughter and artistic medium every time! 

    & MORE!

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    Your donation will help support everything that makes up a season of work in NYC:

    • ARTIST FEES - Our artists spend so much time and effort on creating each aspect of our events, and your support will allow us to pay them for their time. 
    • SPACE - Theater rentals, rehearsal spaces, meeting spaces, and storage.
    • MATERIALS - This includes event decorations/sets, props, costumes, audio equipment rentals, fine art materials, and more! 
    • MARKETING AND PUBLICITY - To help us grow our community and invite people to our events.
    • INSURANCE, ADMIN, ETC.. - Allows us to keep expanding and creating.

    Your support will help fund our second season so we can focus on creating consistent and purposeful events, pay our artists, and engage a wider community.

    WE CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU! Join our community, and support women artists who produce art from THE SOUL! 


    A Handmade Thank You Card & Social Media Shout Out

    Donate $5.00 or more

    Amount over $1.00 is tax-deductible.

    Handwritten by a Daughter, delivered to your door! We will also publicly thank you on Social Media! 

    Limited Edition Sticker

    Donate $15.00 or more

    Amount over $3.00 is tax-deductible.

    You will receive our eternal love & gratitude, along with a limited edition sticker designed by Daughter Rae Clarke Hendel!

    Mother Of Daughters Candle

    Donate $25.00 or more

    Amount over $8.00 is tax-deductible.

    For this level, you receive an original Mother Of Daughters Ritual Candle, designed by Daughter Rae Clarke Hendel. Use for mood lighting, or to cast your favorite spell.... ;)

    Original Daughters Patch!

    Donate $40.00 or more

    Amount over $10.00 is tax-deductible.

    A handmade patch for you to use on any clothing items, accessories, or to hang on your wall! 

    2 VIP PRE-SALE Tickets To "Limit Of The Tongue" - An Original Play

    Donate $50.00 or more

    Amount over $30.00 is tax-deductible.

    An original play by Magdalen Zinky - presented in NYC April 27th-29th, 2018. Must be redeemed by April 21st.

    "The Limit of the Tongue is the story of Margaux and Jaime: cousins, colleagues, and best friends— very best friends. Their tumultuous relationship is complicated and often suspect, not least by Margaux’s husband Alex, whom she married when she became pregnant with her daughter Callie. Now Callie is a teenager with her own burgeoning problems— the most pressing of which are her recent bi-polar diagnosis and her resulting new caretaker, the Shakespeare-spouting Helene. Further tangling the situation is the fact that Helene also happens to be Margaux’s student, brought into the family mix in exchange for Margaux overlooking a recent plagiarism offense. When Margaux discovers that she is again pregnant, it leads to a rift between herself and Jaime, one that may be too big to fix this time. Their emotional maelstrom threatens to undo the family entirely, exposing truths better left unspoken."

    Handprinted Tote!

    Donate $50.00 or more

    Amount over $15.00 is tax-deductible.

    For this level, you receive an original Daughters Collective tote bag, you get to choose your favorite of two designs! Hand printed by our friends at Luck Inc. & designed by Daughter Rae Clarke Hendel. 

    2 VIP PRE-SALE Tickets To "The Cave: A Folk Opera"

    Donate $50.00 or more

    Amount over $30.00 is tax-deductible.

    "In an opium den at the turn of the 20th century, Willow sacrifices her life to pay off her father’s debt by working in an occult underground society called "The Cave." In this musical exploration of fairy tales, myths, and spiritualism, Willow fights to find light not only in the grim and strange shadow-world around her but also within herself."

    Written by Melanie Rose Thomas
    Directed by Sarah Plotkin
    Musical Direction by Suzanne Karpinski
    Choreography by Jenisa DeCastro
    Dramaturgy by Gabriella Steinberg

    Featuring Melanie Rose Thomas, Lacy Rose, Ashley Coia, and Lily Desmond from The Daughters Collective. 

    Will be presented in NYC May 17th-20th. Must redeem by May 10th. 

    2 Tickets & Free Drinks at Daughters Event

    Donate $100.00 or more

    Amount over $50.00 is tax-deductible.

    Choose which Daughters event you would like to attend, you'll get two tickets and a couple of drinks on us!

    Coffee Date or Skype Session With Daughters

    Donate $250.00 or more

    Amount over $50.00 is tax-deductible.

    Hang out with a few of your favorite Daughters! Discuss art, ritual, & feminism over a cup of coffee or tea! 

    VIP Season Tickets To The Daughters Collective

    Donate $400.00 or more

    Amount over $300.00 is tax-deductible.

    Free tickets to ALL OF OUR EVENTS! You will get preferred seating, receive free drinks, special merch, and more! 

    A Day In The Life Of Daughters

    Donate $500.00 or more

    Amount over $100.00 is tax-deductible.

    Join one of The Daughters' Monthly Gatherings! This is where the MAGIC happens - as we discuss upcoming events, bond over food and beverages, and create a ritual of our own. 


    Donate $700.00 or more

    Amount over $400.00 is tax-deductible.

    Daughters will create a ritual honoring YOU, produced at an event space in NYC!