About the Festival

40+ Events.  10 Venues.  Pop-Up’s daily.

Welcome to Femme Folks Fest.  A new month-long festival in Waterloo Region dedicated to and in celebration of Women identified or presenting. Productions. Panels. Pop-Ups. Professional Development. March is #femmefolks.

Celebrated in March worldwide, International Women’s month is a focal point for the championing of women’s rights and gender equality. At present there is no consistent large-scale programming dedicated to Women in Waterloo Region to coincide with International Women’s Month.

We believe it’s time.

Femme Folks Fest is produced by Pat the Dog Theatre Creation. Founded in 2006, Pat the Dog provides an essential home for the creation of extraordinary new works of Canadian theatre. The company is led by Artistic Director Lisa O’Connell.

Pat the Dog Theatre Creation acknowledges that we are located on the Haldimand Tract, land promised to Six Nations, which included six miles on each side of the Grand River. We are on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (Neutral Confederacy), Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples.


  • Know Better Do Better

    March 7, 2020
  • Tea and Tales

    March 7, 2020
  • Lighting Workshop for Femme Folks

    March 9, 2020
  • Pest Me Pet Me

    March 10, 2020 to March 11, 2020
  • Women Making A Difference: Local Founders of International Charities

    March 12, 2020
  • Queer Spawn

    March 12, 2020 to March 14, 2020
  • Trans* Talk and Tea

    March 13, 2020
  • Collectively Empowered – Installation by White Owl Mystic

    March 14, 2020 to March 30, 2020
  • Songwriting Workshop for Adults led by Erso!

    March 14, 2020
  • Gita’s Girls 2020 Spoken Word Squad

    March 14, 2020 to March 22, 2020
  • Regional Women Lead Master Class in Puppetry

    March 17, 2020
  • The Final Boss: Inclusion of Gender and Sexuality in Video Games

    March 18, 2020
  • Bike Face

    March 18, 2020 to March 19, 2020
  • Nature Themed Songwriting Workshop for Youth, led by Erso!

    March 20, 2020
  • I Once Was Lost

    March 20, 2020
  • Regional Woman Directing in Music Theatre Masterclass Led by Lezlie Wade

    March 21, 2020
  • Shadow of Rivers Concert

    March 21, 2020
  • Hope Op

    March 25, 2020 to March 29, 2020
  • This Place I Call Home (TPICH)

    March 26, 2020
  • The B Party Pop-Ups created by Cosmic Fishing Theatre

    March 29, 2020


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