A Collective Theater of Women and Trans People in New York
Wow Cafe Theater is longest running women & trans theater collective in NYC’s East Village, which promotes the empowerment of women through the performing arts. It began in 1980 as a global women’s theater festival. In 1984, WOW moved to the black box theatre it inhabits today at 59-61 East 4th Street.
Today WCT welcomes any lesbian, transgender or cisgender woman to the theater collective, with workshops and group performances every Tuesday at 6:30 pm. Ticketed performances, which run throughout the week, include poetry readings, one-woman shows, live music, plays and comedy. Historically, Wow Cafe has been a lesbian space, but all are welcome.
WOW is committed to providing an affordable and accessible venue for those who are marginalized and misrepresented in mainstream theatre, in particular welcoming women and transpeople of color, and women and trans people who identify as lesbians, bisexual and queer. They’re welcomed regardless of any prior theatre experience, to learn and participate in all aspects of theatre and performance, working with all aspects of their artistic endeavors.
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Opening hours: Tuesday at 6:30 pm.
Payments: cash, cheque.
Adress: 59-61 East 4th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003 Buzzer #6. Between Bowery and Second Ave. Subway: B/D/F/M to Broadway Lafayette, F to 2nd Ave, N/R to 8th Street, 6 to Bleecker Street or Astor Place. Buses: M103 to Bowery/E. 4th Street & M15 to 2nd Ave/E. 3rd Street.