The National Women's Theatre Festival

8th Annual National
Women's Theatre Festival
June 21-July 1, 2023

in partnership with NC State University Theatre and TheatreFEST!

WTF's dynamic, accessible, and national arts conference/fringe festival returns this summer.
Submissions, sponsorships, and tickets available now!

Our Mission

The mission of the National Women's Theatre Festival (National WTF) is to create, produce, and promote extraordinary, inclusive theatre by women and all underrepresented genders. Our ultimate goal is 100% parity across the theatre industry.

Upcoming Programs

ADULTS by Maizy Broderick Scarpa ***STREAMING***

ADULTS by Maizy Broderick Scarpa ***STREAMING***

What would mom do? ¿Qué haría mamá?
The Uproar, a sketch comedy show

The Uproar, a sketch comedy show

The Uproar is a sketch comedy show all about chaos, laughter, and disrupting the status quo.
Self, No Self, and the Collective: Ritual as Healing  *STREAMING*

Self, No Self, and the Collective: Ritual as Healing *STREAMING*

How do we make the sacred more playful and the playful more sacred?
We Can Do It!  Written by Kenady Sean

We Can Do It! Written by Kenady Sean

Will a passionate woman in 1941 have what it takes to be Rosie the Riveter, while facing pregnancy and motherhood?
Manic Pixie Nightmare by Kimi Handa Brown   ***STREAMING***

Manic Pixie Nightmare by Kimi Handa Brown ***STREAMING***

When reality comes knocking at a young artist’s door, she bolts the lock in an effort to curate a perfect life.
A group of 11 women and 2 girls in brightly colored clothing posing and smiling on a NWTF stage.

Our Core Values


At WTF we embrace an expansive understanding of the word parity and actively work to disassemble the concept of personhood existing in a finite, binary capacity. All of our work is written, directed, and produced by women and TGNC artists.


WTF seeks to platform a fully diverse spectrum of voices through all of our programming and by intentionally cultivating and practicing community care.


WTF recognizes that all people have access needs and deserve to have those needs met. In order to fully meet the access needs of our community, we offer an ever-expanding range of accessibility services and programs.


"There is such a feeling of freedom, knowing I am being welcomed and supported so thoroughly. It's been a joy to work with the team, as always."
A headshot of Christine Toy Johnson, an Asian woman with fark black hair, smiling at the camera and wearing an aqua blue patterned shirt that matches the blue background.
Christine Toy Johnson
Actor | Writer | Advocate for Inclusion
""This is the first time I have been asked to play a role that fits with my ethnicity and nationality."
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Kuppi Jessop
""WTF gives underrepresented artists not only a space to tell their story, but a space to tell their whole story, with every nuance we sometimes miss out on in the mainstream."
Image description: Headshot of a person with blond hair that's shaved on the sides, a pale face, and red lips. They wear an off the shoulder black sweater.
Everly Cole
Actor | Playwright | Singer

Our Partners

Logo for The United Arts Council: Two thick circular images on a white background, one a burnt orange and the other is a bright blue.
The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation uses its name as the logo.
The NEA logo is white text spelling out "National Endowment for the Arts" against a black background.
PAL- Parental Artist Advocacy League
Logo for the Manbites Dog Theater Fund is a silhouette of a white dog in a pixelated shape against a red background.
The Triangle Community Foundation logo is a teal colored mosaic of a person raising their hand.
Raleigh Arts logo is a an abstract tree with different rectangle shapes as its branches and leaves.

In 7 years, we have produced:




Fringe shows


Staged readings


panels & educational

Platforming underrepresented voices since 2016.

Come join us.

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Your contributions can help us create crucial new performance opportunities and educational resources to empower under-represented theatre talent. We’re grateful for any amount you can give.

Thank you.

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