Submissions for the 2020 festival are now open!

PWTF is now accepting applications for our 2020 festival, Untold Voices in Voting. Full length and one-act, unproduced scripts are accepted for consideration as staged readings. In addition, we are requesting submissions for solo and small group performances to be presented in the festival.

Applications are due February 10th. No late applications will be accepted. All applicants must submit material relevant to the 2020 theme, The Untold Voices in Voting.


We are seeking a diverse selection of pieces that, together, tell a full story of the women’s suffrage movement in America (what it did and did not do, has and has not done, etc.). We are especially interested in untold stories that shed light on lesser known suffragettes, particularly women of color, and discuss both the dominate and lost feminist narratives of the movement. Our 2020 season intends to acknowledge that women’s suffrage is an
intersectional celebration of women’s rights activists. We look forward to play submissions that commemorate a milestone of democracy and hope to explore its relevance to equal rights issues of today.


In order to be considered as a playwright or a presented artist in PWTF’s 2020 festival, email the following materials to

Please provide:
1. An original script in .pdf format.
2. Your current resume (.pdf)
3. A completed application

Playwright Application

Presented Artist Application

Please note: Playwrights must be from or live within 60 miles of Philadelphia. Plays submitted that are not relevant to the theme and/or artists living outside of our location parameters will not be considered.

The Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival will take place in Philadelphia, PA on August 6 -August 9 2020.