WTFM 2014

Coming August 7-9, 2014!

Gyneka Award Nominations

Nominations are now open for the 2014 Gyneka Award Honorees. To nominate, click here.

Nominations will be closed November 1, 2013. The 2014 Gyneka Award Honorees will be announced on World Theatre Day in March 2014.


Karen Moore
Ruby O'Gray


Executive Producer
Karen Moore

Ruby O'Gray

Sherronda Johnson

Olivia Johnson

Christine Telford

Associate Producer
Michelle Mitchell

Festival Schedule

To download and view the 2012 WTFM Festival Schedule please click here. To purchase festival tickets and passes, click on the "pink" ticket above.

Gyneka Awards

The Gyneka Award is an award honoring women in theatre.

The word “Gyneka” is Greek for woman.  Greek women were denied the right to perform in theatre and this award represents strong women who have broken barriers and never allowed their God ordained talent to be denied.  Women from the Greater Memphis area were nominated for the Gyneka Award by the theatre community and voted upon by volunteers on the WTFM Gyneka committee. 

On World Theatre Day (March 27, 2012), the first ever Gyneka Award honorees for 2012 were announced. They were:

(Pictures shown in alphabetical order by last name)

Gloria Baxter, Sue Binnie, Erma Clanton, Deborah Glass-Frazier, Pamela Goss, Dorothy Kirsch, Tania Castroverde Moskalenko, Jackie Nichols, Marguerite Piazza, Rebecca Y. Powell, Florence "Flo" Roach, Maxine Strawder, Bennetta "Bennie" Nelson West

The awards were presented during the WTFM Gyneka Awards Gala Performance at The Buckman Performing & Fine Arts Center on Thursday, August 2, 2012.

To view the 2012 Gyneka Awards Program please click here.