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, Women's Voices in Washington DC and Women's Theatre Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina (where her play The Lady Scribblers was featured), playwright and director Michaela Goldhaber is leading several members of the “Yeah, I Said Feminist” Theater Salon in organizing the first Bay Area Women’s Theatre Festival in spring 2020.

Two Months of Events

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Throughout March & April 2020, the BAWTF will feature full length productions, a reading series and a 24-hour OCCUPY THE STAGE festival showcasing work by women+, directed by women+ and done by women+.


(Please see our note on Inclusion below)

How to Get Involved

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

Interested in producing a play, musical, reading or solo show as part of the festival? Want to be a part of it all?

Find out more

A Note on Inclusion

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


Women: baWTF recognizes the limiting nature of the binary use of woman. We welcome 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.


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. 

Upcoming Events

March 30

SWAN Day

All day

Wherever you are!

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March 30

SWAN Day

Support Women Artists Now! https://www.womenarts.org/swan/

All day

Wherever you are!

April 1

Instigators at the TBA Conference!

9:30am - 5:30pm

Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison, Berkeley

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April 1

Instigators at the TBA Conference!

We will be at the Theatre Bay Area Annual Conference - check out our panel, look for baWTF buttons on our organizers' lapels...and learn how to get involved as a company or individual. 

9:30am - 5:30pm

Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison, Berkeley

Contact Us

Contact the Instigators!

Bay Area Women's Theatre Festival