Women are Heroes at Women’s Theater Festival 2018

Women Are Heroes: Theme for the 2018 WTF Season

The Women’s Theatre Festival (WTF) launched their 3rd annual season of extraordinary theatre by women in the Triangle with a 2018 theme “Women Are Heroes.” According to their webpage, “WTF creates great theatre, provide opportunities, and are a leader in the shift of better gender representation in the theatrical community. WTF is a group of theatre artists, both women and allies, who seek to address gender parity, diversity, and inclusion in the theatre community.”

Learn more about WTF in this post. Come join NC NOW to table or visit the NC NOW table on July 1, 5-7pm, at an interest fair portion of the WTF conference. The conference runs Jun 30-Jul 1. Their third season runs from June through August 2018. See shows and get tickets at https://www.womenstheatrefestival.com/shows.

The WTF mission is to create, produce, and promote extraordinary theatre by women by producing a festival every summer where all shows 

  1. are written by playwrights who identify as female or non-binary. 
  2. have a cast makeup of 50% women or higher.
  3. have at least 50% of the roles must be open to actors who are people of color.

Learn more about the Women’s Theatre Festival and get tickets for shows in June and July at www.womenstheatrefestival.com

WTF is having a conference on Jun 30-Jul 1 in Wake Forest, with the theme of “Occupy The Stage.”   During the final hours at the conference, they have 2 hours to promote what they are calling “hero work,“ which is an opportunity for theaters and theater artists to find local and national organizations to partner with in pursuit of social justice.  Raleigh NOW will be there! Contact president at raleighnow.org if you’d like to help staff the NOW table. The interest fair will be from 5pm-7pm at the Renaissance Center in Wake Forest.

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