About

The Windsor Feminist Theatre, a non-profit theatre company founded in 1980, is recognized as one of the nation’s first feminist theatre organizations and is among the oldest organizations of its kind in Canada.

Throughout its existence, WFT has written, created, developed, produced and presented socially relevant and groundbreaking theatrical productions. With an aim towards the stimulation of inclusive and challenging discussions, WFT’s productions have consistently presented issues as they relate to the diversity of all women. WFT is also committed to provide theatre-related employment for local theatre artists and technicians through specialized community workshops and original productions.

Windsor Feminist Theatre History

Windsor Feminist Theatre (WFT) founded in 1980, is recognized as the nation’s first feminist theatre organization and is among the oldest facilities of its kind in Canada.  Throughout its thirty plus year history WFT has written, created, developed, produced and presented more than fifty socially relevant and groundbreaking productions.  With an aim towards the stimulation of inclusive and challenging discussions, WFT’s productions have consistently presented issues as they relate to the diversity of women of all classes and cultures.  Another purpose of WFT is to provide theatre-related employment for local theatre artists and technicians through specialized community workshops and original productions.

Mission Statement

The Windsor Feminist Theatre is driven by a Mission to illuminate the reality of women’s lives and stories through theatre and the arts.

We seek to do so by:
a) Providing improved opportunities and facilities for the general public to become aware of and appreciate theatre arts relating to the situation of women;

b) Providing  improved opportunities and facilities for emergent and established artistic talent, and to conduct or support performances, recitals, workshops and other like events for such purposes;

c) Promoting interest in and study of theatre arts on the status of women.

Our ultimate Vision is “a community that values and celebrates women’s stories expressed through the arts.”

At all times, our work is governed by our three Core Values.

  • A Feminist Framework – We recognize & support the social, ethnic, political, and economic empowerment of women and girls.
  • Engagement – We encourage critical thought and creative expression for effecting social change with participating artists and our audience.
  • Learning – We foster collaborative mentorship, training and education within our organization and our community.

Current Board

Vacant (President)
Julia Burgess (Vice-President)
Collette Broeders (Treasurer)
Julie Fraser (Secretary)
Patricia Fell (Artistic Director)