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writers, actors, producers, directors, artists, designers, and technicians who care about gender equality.  


-Dedicated to creating, producing, and promoting extraordinary theatre by all marginalized genders.

Now Accepting Submissions!  

The submissions windows have opened for the 2020 Women’s Theatre Festival (WTF). Since 2016, WTF has existed to create, produce, and promote extraordinary theatre by women and all marginalized genders. WTF 2020 will be July 9-12 in downtown Raleigh and will consist of the following programming tracks: WTFringe, WTF Con, and WTF Kids + Family. The long-weekend festival will be rounded out with keynote presentations, networking events, mentorship opportunities, and more!


For WTFringe, WTF is seeking submissions for productions from 10-90 minutes in length that excite, engage, and represent a full spectrum of women+ voices. The full submissions guidelines and form can be accessed HERE. The deadline to submit is March 15, 2020.

WTF Con 

WTF Con, the annual educational conference, seeks submissions in a variety of formats including workshops, panels, skill-building sessions, masterclasses, and presentations of works-in-progress. The full submissions guidelines, including the submissions form, can be accessed HERE. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis with a final deadline of April 15, 2020.

Two Staged Readings 

Raleigh Little Theatre

Saturday, April 25th

 “LINES IN THE DUST” by Nikkole Salter

Directed by Alika Vail

FEATHERS AND TEETH by Charise Castro Smith

Directed by Katy Koop

A Full-length Production of Freakshow by Carson Kreitzer

Opening May 29th

Directed by Rowen Haigh and Rachel Pottern Nunn 

Two Staged Readings at RLT Saturday April 25th 

 “LINES IN THE DUST” by Nikkole Salter

Directed by Alika Vail

“When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school."


FEATHERS AND TEETH by Charise Castro Smith

Directed by Katy Koop

“Home-sweet-home turns into a haunted house for thirteen-year-old Chris when Carol—her father’s new fiancée—moves in. Struggling with the recent death of her mother, Chris is convinced Carol is evil, but she just can’t persuade Dad. When a mysterious, potentially dangerous but kind of cute creature is found in the family’s backyard, Chris assumes it’s a sign from above to eliminate Carol once and for all. This imaginative, bone-chilling, and wildly funny play brings the notion of dysfunctional family drama to sensationally scary heights.”

A Full-length Production of Freakshow, Opening May 29th.

"At the turn of the last century, a traveling Freakshow grinds to a halt. Things are changing. The anger of being stared at, trapped, caged, is at war with the comfort of knowing your place in the universe. But the growing defiance of the freaks is no act. Will the Dog Faced Woman break her bonds from the show, collapsing the fragile bubble of sustaining interdependence? Can the jaded Ringmaster, a profoundly broken man, find redemption through his love for the Woman With No Arms and No Legs? In this poetic, gritty world, there may only be one way out."

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United Arts Council 

The Women's Theatre Festival is supported by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County. 

Manbites Dog Theater Fund

Waters Rise was supported by a grant from the Manbites Dog Theater Fund