RTW sprang into existence when Artistic Director Murdoch Schon decided they never wanted to direct “The Vagina Monologues” again. They searched for new work that would not only speak to feminists and feminist art but that would continue to push the boundaries and create spaces for unheard voices.
In fall 2014 Murdoch put out a call for new feminist work and formed the first iteration of Revolution They Wrote festival, then called “Concordia’s feminist playwriting competition.” The second year it was held we decided to scrap the competition idea and just become a celebration of the rad folks who live in our beautiful city.
After Concordia Amy Blackmore and MainLine Theatre stepped in to partner with the festival for it’s fourth and fifth year iterations.
Now in its sixth year of operation, the festival has come a long way. We are a bilingual festival presenting works in a variety of languages. We also now accept works that are more creation or performance-based than a single script (although we do still accept scripts.)
We are are so proud of all the growth we’ve achieved and we look forward to growing with you.
So now the big question: Will you help us write the revolution?