Hear Me War follows an all-female army as they travel to Washington DC to fight in their ultimate battle: dismantling the patriarchy. Hear Me War is reflective of a group of feminists who fear for their safety and livelihood in the dysfunctional political climate.
I am so much more than what you see walk home at night
And I'm the type of girl who won't go down without a fight
It is a story of women who take fear and unrest and turn it into something stronger. It is about feminists and female artists coming together to not only destroy something, but to create something larger than themselves.
Cause we are so much more than what you take us for
And we will always know what we're fighting for
This musical lifts up the voices of those who are often ignored - those of color and/or of non-traditional gender identity (queer and transgender). It is a battle cry and the diversity of a female army makes it stronger.
And you might think to say
That this battle is done.
But if you knew us at all
You'd know we won't stop until we've won
And I am woman hear me war
Oh and I am woman hear me war
Hear Me War, Sarah Galante’s new musical was selected as the 2017 Women's Playwriting Cooperative recipient. Hear Me War is the headliner of the 3rd annual Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival, which runs from August 2 - 6, 2017 at the University of the Arts in center city Philadelphia.
This newly formed Women’s Playwriting Cooperative creates diverse opportunities for women in the theatre by developing and producing a female Philadelphia-based playwright’s script. Since the founding of PWTF in 2015, new and developing playwrights have found a forum for their plays. Women are seeking a platform to produce their work and the Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival is committed to offering them opportunities to do so. PWTF saw the need to continue to support the artistic careers of women playwrights. Through the Women’s Playwrighting Cooperative, PWTF chooses one Philadelphia based female playwright for a yearlong development her play, through a series of rehearsals, revisions, and performances. PWTF also provides resources, space, staff, marketing and artistic support to develop the script before premiering the fully produced show in the August festival.
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Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival (PWTF) is dedicated to creating opportunities for women in theater – directors, playwrights, performers, designers, and administrators. We cultivate female artists and provide a forum for growth, by providing the support and resources to allow both new and prospering voices to be heard in Philadelphia. Our goal is to create and sustain these voices for the sake of their unique perspectives and otherwise untold stories.
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