2022 Play Submissions Closed

Play submissions closed on December 22, 2021 for the 2022 Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival. The lineup for our 2022 festival, "head + heArt: Nurturing mental health awareness through theatre", will be announced in February 2022.

Please check back in the fall of 2022 to submit for the 2023 festival.


The 2022 Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival, is focused on centering stories of mental health and wellness. By elevating, exploring, and amplifying the voices of artists with mental health stories to share, the festival will address how this topic affects a broad and diverse spectrum of people across many identities, professions, backgrounds, and more.

​PWTF is a women's theatre festival committed to diversity, equity and inclusion by embracing all people and viewpoints. We aim to embrace intersectionality and serve people of all colors and backgrounds, inclusive of our BIPOC, non-binary, and trans community members. PWTF does not discriminate based on age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, or ability. Through staffing, casting, and programming that reflects the diverse makeup of our community and our world, we are dedicated to creating accessible theatre for the Greater Philadelphia Region and it's theatre artists.  Our story is to #ChangeTheStory.

Significant preference will be given to playwrights located within 60 miles of Center City Philadelphia.

We ask that full length pieces not exceed 90 minutes.


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