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It's too darn hot!

Help support the ongoing awesomeness of WOW

- and the possible acquisition of an air conditioner.

There are not many shows at WOW during the torrid months. However check back for those few brave who dare the summer temperatures, and for the fall lineup!

Please click here for video, a photo archive, and more on our capital campaign!

Free Community Screening of
Out in the Night
Thursday, July 16, 2015
7:00pm doors
7:30pm screening

Join WOW Cafe Theatre for a free community screening of the documentary film Out in the Night. In a case that made headlines, African-American lesbians fought back against a threatening man and were charged with assault and attempted murder.

Out in the Night delves below surface sensationalism to examine race, gender and sexuality in our justice system. A co-production of ITVS. A co-presentation with the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC). Directed by blair dorosh-walther. This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS.

Community discussion to follow screening.

Drinks and snacks will be available at screening, donations requested.

The Capital Campaign

In 2000, WOW launched its first large-scale fundraising effort, a capital campaign to help us buy and renovate our theater. The City of New York has sold the tenants of 59-61 East 4th Street the building for $1!

The caveat: That we raise the funds to renovate the building, and bring it up to code. WOW’s share of renovation costs is about $300,000. As we have survived solely on box-office sales for 25 years, this is more money than we’ve ever had or needed in the past.

When we do succeed in securing these funds, WOW will own its own permanent theater space in a completely renovated building.

One of the most exciting aspects, which we have achieved, is the addition of a functional 24/7 self-service elevator! Yet to come is an ADA approved accessible bathroom, and dare we say air-conditioning?!
We are not there yet! In order to make this possible, we need your financial help! No donation is too small or too large, and any amount will help us ensure that theatre by women and/or by transgender people continues to thrive and be ever-increasingly accessible.

Help WOW continue as an invaluable resource

Please click here for video, a photo archive, and more on our capital campaign!


WOW Cafe Theater is located at 59-61 East 4th Street
on the Fourth Floor.
between Bowery and 2nd Avenue in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City, NY, 10003, USA.

We now have a 24/7 available elevator for our building!

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