RTW sprang into existence when Artistic Director Murdoch decided she never wanted to direct “The Vagina Monologues” again. She 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 playwrighting competition.”

Now in its fourth year of operation, the festival has come a long way. It is no longer based out of Concordia University, the festival is now held in partnership with MainLine Theatre. The festival is also no longer a competition, as we’ve found that our success comes from the engagement and celebration of different perspectives rather than the comparison of those voices.  We also now accept works that are more creation or performance-based than a single script (although we do still accept scripts.)

We’ve come a long way, from renting out random venues to finding our home at the MainLine Theatre. From competition to the festival. From scripts to performance we are proud of the growth we’ve had over the past four years.

but the question still remains: Will you help us write the revolution?



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