On Women Festival

During the month of July, Irondale is hosting the On Women Festival, a festival that provides women-identifying artists the platform to tell their stories. Created in 2018, each iteration of this festival has been different and unique, just like the creators and the shows that are part of it.

In 2022, the Festival will have a hybrid format, with online and in-person performances, and it will be a celebration of the women who have kept society running in all facets of life, current, and past, and the stories that they’ve made.

To make sure we’re not overlooking usually marginalized groups of artists, Irondale works closely with a diverse group of artists to help curate the festival and moderate the Artists Exchange panel discussions.


  • MAINSTAGE: Three different theatrical productions will be performed live at The Space at Irondale. Scroll down to learn more about this year’s shows.
  • NEW MEDIA STORYTELLING: A collection of New Media Storytelling videos can be streamed online at any time during the festival. Audience members are invited to vote on their favorites and cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third places, as well as one Curator’s Pick Award.
    Click here to learn more about this year’s videos.


Take a look at the festival dates below and mark your calendars with the events you don’t want to miss. Tickets are already available and you can enjoy special discounted prices by purchasing festival passes.

$30 – General admission for each Mainstage
$15 – Students, seniors, and Working Artists discount

$10 – New Media online streaming
When purchasing your ticket, we recommend selecting the first available date between July 11-30.

MAINSTAGE BUNDLE: 2 different Mainstage plays for $50

Artist Exchange – Free
Closing Party on July 31st – Free


Mt. Rushmore

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The Great Lesbian Love of Eve Adams

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Letters That You Will Not Get

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“Now in its fifth year, On Women Festival gives women creatives an artistic platform to use art as activism, education and inspiration in a space that nurtures risk taking, exploration and process—and calls for change.”

– Queer Forty

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