Applications: The Drama Factory and F Creations Women’s Month Festival 2023, apply before March 31 for the festival which is on August 7-20, 2023

Applications open for 2023 Women’s Month Festival – presented by The Drama Factory and F Creations

Deadline for applications: March 31, 2023
Dates for the festival: August 7-20, 2023
Venue for the festival: The Drama Factory, Asla Business Park, Strand, Western Cape
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The Drama Factory and F Creations have announced that applications are invited for the Women’s Month Festival, to be held at the Drama Factory from August 7-20. There an application fee of R100 and that is it. Submit your pitch and that is it. The inaugural festival was presented last year [2022], to tremendous acclaim. The Drama Factory provides tech support and together with F Creations, will endeavour to assist creatives to stage their work. Read here for more about the vision for this festival and for this vital festival platform: This interview was conducted in 2022 but it provides pointers for creatives as to how the festival operates and the incredible support on offer from Sue Diepeveen, of the Drama Factory and Faeron Wheeler of F Creations. Read on for more about applying for the 2023 Women’s Month Festival:

The Drama Factory and F Creations are proud to announce the second running of their Women’s Month Festival, taking place August 7-20, 2023.

Applications to perform at the festival are now open! The team is on the hunt for female-centric productions. This means that the stories must be about women and the majority of the production team must identify as female.

The application process is all done online via this form:

We’re looking for an array of different productions to take part in the festival. This includes plays, music, comedy and dance. “It is our aim to amplify the voices of women in the arts, through a variety of performance styles,” says festival co-producer, Faeron Wheeler.

The inaugural running of the festival in 2022 saw incredible range from performers. The line-up included award-winning plays île and My Weight and Why I Carry It, as well as a brand-new play from Mava Silumko, Insecure. The festival also featured a stand-up comedy night, hosted by Nicola Date.

The Drama Factory and F Creations look forward to welcoming productions to this year’s festival and the theatre. August is going to be a good month for women working in the performing arts!

The Drama Factory and F Creations are proud to announce the second running of their Women’s Month Festival, taking place August 7-20, 2023  

Deadline for applications: March 31, 2023
Apply here:

Dates for the festival: August 7-20, 2023
Venue for the festival: The Drama Factory, Asla Business Park, Strand, Western Cape  
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The 2023 Women’s Month Festival is a collaboration between The Drama Factory and F Creations.  

The Drama Factory and Sue Diepeveen

Diepeveen is a Cape Town based film, television and theatre actress, as well as being the owner of The Drama Factory. Diepeveen is heavily involved in mentoring programmes for young actors and is committed to ensuring a safe and affordable space for new work to see the light of day.

The Drama Factory is an intimate space that provides quality entertainment to suit a wide variety of tastes. The theatre endeavours to provide an affordable space for productions to bring their creative ideas to life and present high-quality entertainment to its audiences.  From music to theatre to comedy, poetry and more, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

As an actress, Diepeveen saw her return to stage with her self-written solo show So You Want To Be A Trophy Wife? in 2015. 2018 saw her on stage with Dario Fos’ A Woman Alone directed by Margot Wood. She also performed in 2019’s V-day performance of The Vagina Monologues. Diepeveen then produced and performed in Mike Van Graan’s Two To Tango, which had successful runs at the National Arts Festival and The Hilton Arts Festival in 2019. Diepeveen is the director of Your Perfect Life for F Creations, which won two Standard Bank Ovation Awards at The National Arts Festival – for its live debut in 2019 and for its online presentation in 2021. In addition to directing Thirst for the Cape Town Fringe (2016) under the Sugar-Daddy Production house, she has directed the acclaimed Blueberry Toast (2018), which has completed two successful Cape Town runs. As a writer, she has written five plays for large casts for children.  

F Creations and Faeron Wheeler

Wheeler has been involved in theatre and the stage since she was only three years old. She studied drama and dancing throughout her school years. She then went on to do a BA with a double major in Screenwriting and English before earning her Honours in Film Production from the University of Cape Town.

In 2017, she began producing theatre through her company, F Creations, and has toured shows around South Africa. Productions include Jam Every Other Day, The Complete Work of William Shakespeare (Abridged) and So You Want to be a Trophy Wife?. In 2019, Wheeler teamed up with Erika Marais to write and perform in Your Perfect Life. The show premiered at the National Arts Festival Fringe, where it received its first Standard Bank Ovation Award, before touring around Cape Town.

During the pandemic, Wheeler continued to create under the banner of F Creations – turning to directing, filming and editing with (extra)ordinary, (un)usual. This production is a monologue showcase, using the writings of Australian playwright Pete Malicki. Created as a hybrid of theatre and film, this piece debuted online in October 2020. The piece was also part of the vFringe on-demand streaming platform for the National Arts Festival in 2021, where it received a Silver Standard Bank Ovation Award. F Creations also received a second Standard Bank Ovation Award for their digital offering of Your Perfect Life during the 2021 Festival.  

Apply here: The Drama Factory and F Creations Women’s Month Festival 2023 is on August 7-20, 2023. Applications close March 31, 2023.

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