WOW began in 1980 as an international women’s theatre festival. Click to learn more about our story. Any woman and/or transgender person is welcome to get involved in any aspect of making theatre. No prior experience is required!

Come up to the theatre at 6:30 on a Tuesday, and lo, you’re part of our collective. No membership dues, no trial periods – just show up. Click to learn more about becoming a member.

Upcoming WOW Shows

  • March 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

    ArtLovHer Artist Salon

    After a stellar featured performer, as always the stage is here for all forms of artistic expression on the open mic. See you there! First Fridays at wow cafe theatre!!

  • March 4 @ 10:00 pm - 11:59 pm

    HyperGender Burlesque

    Some may call us blasphemous, but we say we are what NYC is about: Queerness, Glitter and celebrating all things different!

  • March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Acoustic Matinée

    Every month we present a different independent acoustic artist to elevate your Sunday afternoon. If you're not in New York, you can still watch the show! Tune in online at kosi-sings.com for the live stream at 2:00pm.

  • March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    PEN Women’s Literary Workshop Reading

    PEN Women’s Literary Workshop, started by Ilsa Gilbert 24 years ago at the request of PEN America, is a peer group that provides an opportunity for women writers who are members of PEN to share their work, be it poetry or prose.

  • March 24 - March 25

    Green Beans & Mosquitos

    "Green Beans & Mosquitos: A Recollection by two Women in the Americas" is a co-creation by Xio Evans Marni Rice Experimental Dance Theatre. Through movement, sound and text they explore the development of trade and agriculture, by women who worked the land and lost their share of it, for very differ...