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!

Join a meeting at 6:30 on a Tuesday, and lo, you’re part of our collective.

NOTE: in April, 2017, we are doing some renovating! Weekly collective meeting locations for the remaining Tuesdays of the month are tbd, please check back for address.

No membership dues, no trial periods – just show up. Click to learn more about becoming a member.

Upcoming WOW Shows

  • April 2 - April 30


    This April 2 - 30th, 2017, we are making renovations to our space!

  • May 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 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!!

  • May 6 @ 10:00 pm - 11:59 pm

    HyperGender Burlesque: Nihilism

    HyperGender enters its eleventh year of stellar, brainy burlesque and performance. Some may call us blasphemous, but we say we are what NYC is about: Queerness, Glitter and celebrating all things different!

  • May 7

    To Face It & Harmonic Insurgence

    Lupe and Tantra drama showcase the best of 3 past years!

  • May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Theater of Desire: work-in-progress screening

    Join director Shelby Zoe Coley and special guests from WOW's past and present for a one-time work-in-progress screening of the forthcoming documentary project on the anarchic, historically-lesbian, longest continuously-running women's and trans-inclusive theater in the U.S.: THE WOW CAFE. Part of th...