The Ruby Slipper Fringe will provide independent female artists representing a wide range of demographics with a platform to be seen and heard by a supportive group of colleagues and to be introduced to a wider community of audiences. The Fringe will present new and in-process works that speak to a wide range of experiences, artistic styles and genres while shining light on the lack of women's voices inherent in the worlds of playwrighting, dance, filmmaking, literary arts, music, visual arts and more. With the theme of parity in mind, programming will be made accessible to all members of the community through culturally sensitive curating that includes voices from an array of backgrounds and through socio-economically inclusive events which will be free and open to the public.