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With every play selected or voted into their third season of producing, Women’s Theatre Festival (WTF) proves that women are heroes regardless of the time period, and whether they’re ending a war or just trying to be a good mother. Every struggle matters, every voice deserves equal treatment.

Through Facebook Live, WTF’s Guest Directors introduced the plays and gave some insight into their process. Each piece is unique and has its own twist on the 2018 theme “Women are Heroes!” More details on each play can be found at links below .


Our 2018 Heroes at a Glance



CRUMBLE (Lay me Down, Justin Timberlake)

by Sheila Callaghan. Directed by Kayla M. Kaufman. Part of Burning Coal Theatre Company’s 2018 Second Stage Series. June 8, 18, 21, & 24 at 7:30pm and June 9 & 17 at 2pm. at Burning Coal Theatre. Ages 15+.

Can anyone be a hero when their world is crumbling to bits?

Tickets. Facebook event.



Goblin Market

by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon, adapted from the poem by Christina Rossetti. Directed by Ashley Popio, WTF’s Artistic Director. Musical Direction by Katherine Anderson. Choreography by Jennifer Palmer. Produced in Partnership with The Carolina Ballet. July 13 - July 23 at Burning Coal Theatre. Ages 7+ for occasional goblin spookiness.


Twilight is not good for maidens.

Tickets. Facebook event.

Parallel Lives

by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy. Directed by Judy Long. June 26-July 8 at Burning Coal Theatre.

If you can’t laugh about it, at least the gods can.

Tickets. Facebook event.


These Shining Lives

by Melanie Marnich. Based on The Radium Girls by Kate Moore. Directed by Jorie Slodki. July 27 - August 5 at Carrboro Arts Center. Ages 15+.

All they wanted was to work...the true story of The Radium Girls.

Tickets. Facebook event.




by Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead, Black Panther). Regional Premiere! Directed by Michele Okoh. July 27-August 6 at The Fruit (Durham Fruit and Produce Co.). Ages 15+.

Women win wars...without weapons.

Tickets. Facebook event.



OccupyCON 2018

Co-produced by WTF and The Town of Wake Forest. June 30-July 1 at Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. All ages!

A 24-hour theatre conference, with staged readings, workshops, devised works, and kids' programming!

Tickets. Facebook event.



To create, produce, and promote extraordinary theatre by all marginalized genders

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