Programs & Events

Past Events

Motherhood in Theatre Forum: Breaking the Silence

Motherhood in Theatre: Breaking the Silence is a forum to publicly identify obstacles, needs, lack of provision, and potential solutions for both employers and freelance artists. It is the official launch of and co-hosted by Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival.

Step one of shifting culture is to become vocal. In a research of female leadership in the theatre, a culture of silence resonated as the predominant obstacle in creating the opportunities necessary for a healthy work-life balance for parents.

We want to create a safe space for mothers to share. If your child needs to be with you during this time, they are welcome. If you need to breast feed an infant, you are welcome. Child care will be provided. Reservations for childcare are required with a pay what you can rate. For child care you must register through EventBrite.