How It Works
The Future Is Female Festival invites individuals and theatre companies across the US to host productions or staged readings this March (2017) of ten-minute plays written by women of all backgrounds on the subject “the future is female,” and what that looks like and/or means to them. By joining under the umbrella of a shared festival happening simultaneously in numerous places, our voices will be louder. Instead of spending the month celebrating women’s history, we’ll celebrate women’s futures.
Each theatre company, organization, or individual who chooses to produce an outpost of the festival (a “Host”) is responsible for the details of their own production, such as…
Selecting plays according to Fest Guidelines (see tab).
Selecting actors, directors, stage managers, and other staff/talent as needed.
*There will be a festival directory with names of interested artists of all disciplines.
Setting a budget, fundraising, booking a venue, ticketing, and so on.
*Please consider ways of making your show(s) affordable for various income levels.
Hosts may choose the scale of their show according to their budget and resources—full productions and staged readings are both welcome.
Hosts agree to adhere to TFIF Festival Guidelines and Deadlines (see tabs), and must complete this Registration Form.
Hosts may choose any date(s) and time(s) within March 2017 for their show/reading.
Hosts can run their show/reading for as many nights as they want.
All showings/readings must be open to the public.
Supporting Good Causes: (optional)
As a Festival about a future in which the world is a better, brighter, more equal place for all, Hosts are encouraged to find a way to build a fundraising component into their shows. This can be done through donations built in to tickets, using a percentage of proceeds, or simply collecting small cash donations in a basket at the door. Each Host can choose to donate to a local or national cause, such as a social justice or women’s rights group. The charity you pick will be listed with your show information, so your audience can be excited about seeing a show that supports a great cause, too.