Festival

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.


Full Lineup

Wednesday, August 2nd

Opening Night Cabaret
7:30 pm

Friday, August 4th

Loved Ones
5:30 pm

Hear Me War
8:00 pm

Saturday, August 5th

The Elvis Administration
1:00 pm

Hear Me War
3:00 pm & 8:00 pm

Women in Comedy Showcase
10:00 pm @ Fergie’s Pub

Sunday, August 6th

Out of the Wake
1:00 pm

Hear Me War
3:00 pm


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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Cabaret

Cabaret


The 2017 festival is a battle cry and the opening night cabaret will set our army into motion with singers, spoken word artist and even a snippet from one of Philadelphia Young Playwright’s artists. Both original and cover work will be featured during this evening of music and theatre that will celebrate feminism, activism and diversity.

Comedy Showcase

Comedy Showcase

The Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival is proud to present our third annual women in comedy showcase. This showcase, hosted by Alyssa Al-Dookhi, features some of the best local comedians.

The Lineup:
Alyssa Al-Dookhi
Nicole Phoenix
Rachel Fogletto
Alyssa Truszkowski
Chanel Ali

Upstairs at Fergie’s Pub – 1214 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19107



Festival Venue

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