On Women Festival

During the month of July, Irondale is hosting the On Women Festival, a festival that provides female-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.
  • 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.
  • ARTISTS EXCHANGE: Led and moderated by our guest Curators, each one of the conversations has special guest panelists and a theme or topic for discussion.

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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To Moscow! – A palimpsest. On Women Festival 2020. Photo by Diego Bresani.

On Women Festival 2022 seeks stories that celebrate, honor, and uplift the incredible sacrifice and strength of the women in our lives.

We have all suffered losses during this pandemic. Whether it be a house or an apartment, our social lives, a new job opportunity, that vacation you were dreaming about for 2 years, an election, or maybe a friend or a family member.

Irondale is inspired by all women-identifying people who have suffered, fought, persevered, or been lost to the unprecedented events of the last year and a half. From the frontline worker who worked 20 hours a day and slept in her car, to the mother, daughter, sister, friend who passed before it was their time.

Throughout our history women have always been among the most affected by tragedy, challenge, and setbacks. Their struggles have taught us many lessons: What does it mean to identify as a woman? What challenges are inherent in that experience? What lessons can we glean from the lives of all types of women? That’s what we want to hear from you! On Women Festival 2022 seeks stories of perseverance, activism, bravery, and love in the face of everyday adversity.

In honor of the memories of Lúcia and Cárita, loved mother and grandmother.
Two strong women who lived by their heart, created a beautiful family, and learned to fight their way through the world in their own ways. They will forever inspire those who were lucky enough to have met them. Rest in Love.

Let’s allow their stories to keep moving us forward.


Submit your NEW MEDIA STORYTELLING video by July 3rd, 2022

Submission fee: $25

Your submission will only be accepted if we can identify the payment.
If you’re going through financial hardship, please contact onwomen@irondale.org to request a fee waiver.


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