The National Women's Theatre Festival

NWTF’s 2021 in Review: Building Community, Paying Artists, and Making Groundbreaking Theatre


Hooooola NWTF Community!

I am Natasha Lorca Yannacañedo and I am thrilled to have joined the board of the National Women\’s Theatre Festival last April. I am an Associate Professor and serve as the Unit Coordinator of Visual and Performing Arts at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College in the South Bronx in New York City. I am also an actor, director and casting director.

My career in New York City has made me seek out work and experiences that give voice to women’s experiences and reflect the diversity of our world. Since becoming a mom to a bi-racial daughter, now more than ever, I believe in the importance of gender parity and diverse representation.

The National Women\’s Theatre Festival is important to me because gender disparity has been rampant for too long. A national platform that amplifies women\’s work while also implementing anti-racist practices and recognizing the importance of diversity and inclusion is right where I want to be. I joined the Board to be at the forefront of the gender parity movement in theatre. Where marginalized genders are centered for a change––because it is time

With that said, I am thrilled to be directing Sara Guerrero\’s gorgeous coming of age play Have to Believe We Are Magic for Occupy The Stage ‘22 in February! While I’ll be donating my time and directing talents to work on Occupy, it’s so important to me and the rest of the board that artists and our hard-working staff get paid for their work. Will you help us achieve this goal by making a year-end contribution to WTF today? With as little as $10, you can make a big impact!

Yours in Parity,

Natasha Lorca Yannacañedo

P.S. Did you know you can also secure your ticket to Occupy The Stage by becoming a Patreon Member for just $5/month?

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