What is WTF?
The Women's Theatre Festival (WTF) is a group of theatre artists, both women and allies, who seek to address gender parity, diversity, & inclusion in the theatre community.
Where is WTF?
WTF is based in the Triangle region (Raleigh, Durham, & Chapel Hill) of North Carolina.
What the *%$!
Why are the voices and viewpoints in American theatre predominately white and male?
To create, produce, and promote extraordinary theatre by women. by:
Producing a month-long festival every summer where all shows are
written by a woman
directed by a woman
feature a diverse cast and crew that’s at least 50% female
Workshops, classes, & panel discussions
24-hour play festival (Occupy the Stage)
Developing year-round programming
So, when you say “diversity”…
How we started in 2016
Gender disparity is present across all theatre disciplines
Based on data from http://thelillyawards.org/initiatives/the-count/
A breakdown of all of the research used.
8 mainstage shows
24-hour Occupy the Stage Festival with 19 individual pieces
15 panel discussions, classes, & talkbacks
6 different venues