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Your Guide to the 2017 Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival

May 24, 2017 by Natalie Grillo
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The Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival is back!  And we’re pretty excited about it.

This year, all PWTF single tickets and festival passes will be available for purchase only on TodayTix. The August festival lineup this year is fierce and the women behind it all are incredible.

If you missed the festival last year and are like ‘(P)WTF is TodayTix talking about?’ Don’t stress, we got you.  You can find all must-know festival details here and more exciting updates coming your way throughout the summer, including a PWTF Spotlight Series featuring women who inspire the Philadelphia theatre community every day and live the very mission that this festival was founded to support.

Trust us, you don’t want to miss it.

The Who

The Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival (or PWTF) is all about “creating opportunities for women in theatre.” Pretty cool, right? It’s headed by Artistic Director Polly Edelstein, Managing Director Christine Petrini, and Artistic Associate Megan Diehl, three Philadelphia-based women with deep and expansive roots in the local theater community.

The What

PWTF cultivates and supports a diverse community of female artists. The goal of the festival is to celebrate and promote the many important roles women play in the theatre. By making a space for both new and established women working as directors, playwrights, and in other important roles in the theatrical sphere, PWTF hopes that, “Philadelphia will become a national leader in recognizing the valuable influence women play in the arts.”

This year, the featured Headliner performance is Hear Me War.  Written by Sarah Galante and Jaime Jarrett, this new indie-folk musical addresses intersectional feminism.  Outside of the Headliner production, guests can also see the Cabaret, multiple Staged Readings, and a Comedy Showcase all featuring talented women in Greater Philadelphia.

The Where

Performances for the upcoming PWTF events will take place at The University of the Arts in the Caplan Studio Theater. (211 S. Broad St., 16th Floor.)

The When

The 3rd Annual Philly Women’s Theatre Festival in 2017 will take place August 2nd-6th.

The Why

The festival began after its founders discovered there were less opportunities for women to work and grow as artists, even in the ever-supportive Philadelphia theater community. PWTF not only provides opportunities for female artists but also raises awareness as to the importance of their involvement. The festival provides many opportunities to get involved, including donating and volunteering. Check the website again soon for more information regarding the festival lineup.

Want to Donate?

If you’re kind of obsessed with what PWTF stands for, you should donate! The Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival accepts donations of all sizes year-round and you can easily support their cause by checking out this link.

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