San Francisco and Beyond
Bay Area Women's Theatre Festival

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

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.

Fund the Festival

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! Application

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 theater show as part of the festival? Ready to change the voices we see/hear on stage in the Bay Area?

Whether you are a theater company, an individual artists or an eager volunteer, we want YOU to be a part of baWTF!

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. 

Help us Fund the Festival!


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.

Upcoming Events

Monday August 19

Instigators at THE JULIE CYCLE - Poltergeist Theatre Project


Potrero Stage 1695 18th Street San Francisco CA 94107

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Monday August 19

Instigators at THE JULIE CYCLE - Poltergeist Theatre Project

Support a new company in SF! Who is PTP? "Honoring San Francisco’s strong tradition of revolutionary art that ignites the flame of cultural and societal progress, Poltergeist creates radically queer, feminist, intrinsically participatory theatre. Whether we’re highlighting work by new artists or subverting and reframing  a problematic public domain play to create a brand new adaptation, Poltergeist seeks to normalize and centralize Other narratives. Focusing on the tenets of inclusivity, representation, and accessibility, we’re hoping to remind this city of its deep roots in queer art." 

Find an Instigator & get a #baWTF button! Happy to chat with you about the festival while supporting our local companies & artists.


Potrero Stage 1695 18th Street San Francisco CA 94107

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