The Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival fosters and encourages women and femme folx in the performing arts by offering unique opportunities for exposure, professional, artistic and personal development and a platform for performance.


By building a community of a diverse group of artists through the culmination of a citywide celebration, Philadelphia will become a national leader in recognizing the valuable influence women and femme folx play in the arts, at the forefront of honoring the value of women’s contributions to storytelling, artistic advancement and creative innovation.


By providing resources, support and a stage for exposure, PWTF fosters and encourages women and femme folx in the arts of all disciplines: directors, playwrights, performers, designers, administrators and more. Through the development of this often marginalized group of artisans, PWTF will usher in a new era of artistic voices, their distinct perspectives and otherwise untold stories.

Core Values: Celebration, Creativity/Creator, Grassroots, Active, Platform, Inclusion, Diversity, Quality, Professionalism, Collaboration


We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion by embracing all people and viewpoints. PWTF aims to embrace intersectionality and serves womxn and femme artists of all colors and backgrounds. PWTF does not discriminate based on age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, or disability. Through staffing, casting and programming that reflect the diverse makeup of our community and our world, we are dedicated to creating accessible theatre for the Greater Philadelphia Region and its theatre artists. Our story is the change the story.

Diversity Statement

Diversity Statement



Ripples in the Pond Productions, Parent Artists Advocacy League (PAAL), Beacon Theatre Productions, Arden Theatre Company, Jouska PlayWorks, Tribe 12

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The Philadelphia Women's Festival is inclusive of all woman/femme-identifying and gender fluid, as well as trans/queer artists who may not identify with term "women"

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Philadelphia Women's Theatre Company is honored to be a Philadelphia Cultural Fund 2020 Art & Culture Grantee. This grant allows us to further our creative work for the good of our community and for all Philadelphians. We extend our deepest thanks.