August 2 - 6, 2017

2017 Festival

Now in our third year, the 2017 Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival will be a celebration of women artists throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area showcasing the art, risk, and activism of women in theatre.

Hear Me War

Hear Me War follows an all-female army as they travel to Washington DC to fight in their ultimate battle: dismantling the patriarchy. In today’s political climate, simply gathering women in a room to support each other is a radical act of rebellion. Hear Me War intends to include all women in conversation. This musical lifts up the voices of those who are often ignored – those of color and/or of non-traditional gender identity (queer and transgender). Hear Me War is a battle cry, and the diversity of our army makes it stronger. Learn More →

Staged Readings

Staged Readings

The Elvis Administration

by Stephanie N. Walters

Out of the Wake

by Megan Diehl

Loved Ones

by Robin Rodriguez

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Opening Night Cabaret

Our opening cabaret will feature some of Philadelphia’s best musicians.

Comedy Showcase

Comedy Showcase

Women in Comedy Showcase

A local showcase featuring comediennes from the Greater Philadelphia Area.

Festival Venue

The Caplan Studio Theater at The University of the Arts
211 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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