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Bay Area Women's Theatre Festival

See you at the Theater *March-April-May 2020

See you at the Theater *March-April-May 2020

See you at the Theater *March-April-May 2020See you at the Theater *March-April-May 2020

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March 2

Launch Party at Peet's Theatre!


Peet's Theatre & Lobby at Berkeley Rep, 2015 Addison Street, Berkeley CA

Event Details

March 2

Launch Party at Peet's Theatre!

We are kicking off 3 months of plays, musicals, readings, events, a 24-hour performance festival - and we want you there with us! Join us at...

Event Details


Peet's Theatre & Lobby at Berkeley Rep, 2015 Addison Street, Berkeley CA

About Us

About the Festival

Michelle Talgarow in TWO MILE HOLLOW by Leah Nanako Winkler Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company

Inspired by the success of similar events, the 2-year Women's Voices Festival in Washington DC and the ongoing Women's Theatre Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina (where Lead Instigator Michaela Goldhaber's play The Lady Scribblers was featured), a group born out of the “Yeah, I Said Feminist” Theater Salon is organizing the first Bay Area Women’s Theatre Festival in spring 2020

Three Months of Events


Throughout March, April & May 2020, the baWTF will feature full length theater productions, two readings series and a 24-hour performance marathon (AMPLIFY! April 18-19, 2020) showcasing work written by, directed by and done by women+ and non-binary artists.

(Please see our note on Inclusion below)

AMPLIFY! a 24-Hour Celebration of Women+ in Performance

Tiiu Eva Rebane* in ROCK OF AGES at Center Rep mellowphoto.com

Our biggest event of the festival - a 24 hour MARATHON of performances, workshops and more. The work of women+ and non-binary artists on all 3 stages (and hallway and lobby and every nook & cranny) at Brava! in San Francisco's Mission District.

April 18 6pm - April 19 6pm

Have a show running? Come before or after - we're here ALL NIGHT LONG!

A Note on Inclusion

*Thank you to the Statera Foundation for development of this language

Women: We recognize the limiting nature of the binary use of woman. baWTF welcomes anyone on the gender spectrum who identifies either always or some of the time as a woman. We also welcome those who identify as non-binary. We use the term “women+” to represent the expansive definition of women to include women+, womyn, womxn, wimmin, womin, woomin and trans persons.

Intersectionality: baWTF works through an intersectional lens for gender parity. We understand and acknowledge that systems of oppression and discrimination are interdependent and span all social categorizations such as race, class, gender, ability, and sexual orientation as they apply to a given individual or group. Addressing one spoke of systematic discrimination or disadvantage means holistically addressing them all. 

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We met our WomenArts $5,000 MATCH CHALLENGE (just in the nick of time on December 31, 2019!) Help us meet our February 2020 $5000 match challenge from a private donor by making a tax-deductible donation here.


We are a member of Intersection for the Arts. Intersection for the Arts is a historic arts nonprofit that provides people working in arts and culture with fiscal sponsorship and resources to grow.

We are fiscally sponsored by Intersection for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which allows us to offer you tax deductions for your contributions. 

You may donate online by clicking here. If you would like to write a check, please make checks payable to Intersection for the Arts, and write *BAY AREA WOMEN'S THEATRE FESTIVAL* in the memo line. This ensures that you’ll receive an acknowledgement letter for tax purposes, and your donation will be available for our project. Checks may be mailed to Intersection for the Arts, 1448 Market Street, SF, CA 94102.

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Bay Area Women's Theatre Festival, a member of Intersection for the Arts