The National Women's Theatre Festival

2022 Starts with Community


Director of Education & Outreach Rowen Haigh

The first NWTF event of 2022 is our January Town Hall on Tuesday the 4th and I couldn’t be more pleased. My dream for this company (in addition to creating amazing theatre!) has always been to create space for gender parity advocates to meet, exchange ideas and resources, and draw strength, inspiration, and hope from each other. That’s the spirit and purpose of the Town Halls—to be a space for community, connection, and mutual support.

Personally, I can’t think of a better way to ring in the New Year. After almost two years of disruption to our lives, work, and in-person interactions (not to mention shows!) due to the pandemic, I find that connecting with others who understand the challenges we face—as theatre makers, equity advocates, and underrepresented gender artists—helps me keep the faith. 

I don’t really do “resolutions” (too much pressure!), but I do like to come into the New Year with intention. For 2022, one of my intentions is to lean into community. The pandemic has upped feelings of isolation and disconnection for so many of us, so I’m inviting myself to be proactive about reaching out to others, both professionally and personally. 

On that note: I’m so glad that you are part of NWTF and I truly look forward to connecting with you this coming year. When I think about all the different people who make up this web of artists, creators, supporters, and audience, I am absolutely filled with joy. You are the National Women’s Theatre Festival and I am delighted to be part of this community with you.  

Yours in Parity,

Rowen Haigh

NWTF Director of Education & Outreach

Register here to get the Zoom link for the January Town Hall TONIGHT at 7 pm ET (GMT-4).

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