Short Plays

Sola Voce

Women in Motion



Teen Voices/GirlPower

Voices of Africa

Book of Estro

How YOU can be part of Estro


Manhattan Theatre Source’s Estrogenius Festival, an annual celebration of female voices, is one of New York City’s largest women’s arts festivals.  Founded by Fiona Jones in 2000, the festival debuted with a program of 10 short plays and music.  Since then, it has grown into a five-week event including short plays, solo shows, music, visual art, dance, teen performances and support for African girls’ education.

Completely volunteer run, the Estrogenius Festival has provided more than 1,600 artists the chance to shine; showcased award-winning playwrights Sheila Callaghan, Quiara Alegria Hudes, T.D. Mitchell and Melissa Maxwell; presented Bessie Award-winning choreographers Marta Renzi and Jennifer Nugent; and provided scholarships for girls to attend school in Niger, ranked the poorest country in the world by the United Nations.

We take open submissions from around the world and are committed to providing opportunities to female artists - in a variety of disciplines - ranging from the emerging to the seasoned professional.   This year, we received more than 450 submissions from 38 states and 11 countries for all programs.

The New York Times raves that Estrogenius

“lives up to its billing as a celebration of women’s work”.










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