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    Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival

    Creating Opportunities For Women in Theatre

    Hear Me War: A New Musical Produced by PWTF

    Creating Opportunities For Women in Theatre

     Philadelphia , PA, United States
    This is a Fiscally-Sponsored Project

    Fiscally Sponsored by Fractured Atlas

    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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    *An anonymous donor will match $1 for every Hear Me War ticket sold and donate those funds to Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR) 
     
    Mission: 
    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.  
     
    Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a nonprofit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. 
     
    Thank you John Mullany of Ripples in the Pond Productions for filming and editing this video.  
     

    Rewards

    Donate $10.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    Resistor: Resist, Resist, Raise Up Your Fist

    Raise your fist to help us provide artistic opportunities for women in the arts in Philadelphia. You will receive a personalized electronic thank you from the staff of PWTF!

    Donate $25.00 or more

    Amount over $1.00 is tax-deductible.

    Uniter: Women United Will Never Be Defeated

    Unite with us to create opportunities for women in the arts in Philadelphia. In addition to a personalized thank you, your name will be listed as a donor online and in print and you will receive a PWTF sticker.

    Donate $50.00 or more

    Amount over $2.00 is tax-deductible.

    Change Maker: Our story Is To Change The Story!

    Change the Philadelphia artistic landscape by creating opportunities for women in the arts. You will receive all of the previously mentioned perks, plus a Hear Me War bandanna!

    Donate $100.00 or more

    Amount over $10.00 is tax-deductible.

    Activist: Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Sexism Has Got To Go!

    Help us provide opportunities for Philadelphia women artists to grow into powerhouse talents. In addition to all the previously mentioned perks, you will receive an exclusive invitation to our VIP reception.

    Donate $250.00 or more

    Amount over $80.00 is tax-deductible.

    Fighter: Tell Me What A Fighter Looks Like. This Is What A Fighter Looks Like.

    Be a fighter and give voice to the women artists in our city. In addition to all of the previously mentioned perks, you will receive two PWTF VIP passes.

    Donate $500.00 or more

    Amount over $80.00 is tax-deductible.

    Warrior: You’ve Got Strength, Soul, And More. Take To The Streets And Let It Roar!

    Hear us roar as you help us cultivate the serious talent of women artists in our area. In addition to all of the previously mentioned perks, you will be invited to an exclusive meet-and-greet with Hear Me War artists and staff!