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Let's Celebrate

10 Years of PWTF!


This milestone year is a celebration of where we’ve been, where we are going, and the multiplicity of stories, voices, and experiences that make up womanhood.


PWTF fosters and encourages women in the performing arts by offering unique opportunities for exposure, professional, artistic and personal development and a platform for performance.


In years past, we’ve focused on specific themes, from motherhood to hometown heroes to mental health. This year, as we enter our second decade of existence, we aim to simply CELEBRATE. If you are a woman or non-binary artist with a story to tell, we want to uplift your voice. 

​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 its theatre artists. 


Our story is to #ChangeTheStory

How to Submit:

This year we are seeking submissions in two categories: 

1) Full length plays

2) Monologues or shorter one person shows


These will be presented as staged readings during our August 2024 Festival. “Staged reading” means minimal (if any) blocking and no tech. While finished pieces are preferred, we will accept a sample of a work in progress.


If you are submitting a monologue or one person show, please be sure to indicate in the application if you will be performing the work yourself, or if actors and a director are needed.

Submissions are due March 11th, 2024.

All selected playwrights receive a stipend. 

The staged readings will take place

August 7th - 18th, 2024 at Theatre Exile.

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