Advocating for and Amplifying the work of women+ & non-binary artists in theater and the performing arts across the Bay Area
Did you really think we were just sitting pretty while Sheltering in Place? We are staying connected as a team of Instigators and as a larger community of women+ and non-binary artists in the Bay. We thought we should introduce you to some of our friends and AMPLIFY! artists so that when we are back at Brava y'all will be familiar with their stories, why they do their work and what brought them to baWTF.
First up, Instigator and performer/playwright/creator/theatermaker Tina D'Elia! We are interviewing Tina this week and will have her chat up on our social media accounts, SoundCloud, YouTube and RIGHT HERE. Check back with us.
All of our interviewees are paid for their time. Please consider making a donation to baWTF to underwrite their stipends AND tip their virtual tipjars (accounts listed on their graphic). xo
Inspired by the success of similar events, a group born out of the “Yeah, I Said Feminist” Theater Salon is organizing the first Bay Area Women’s Theatre Festival showcasing work written by, directed by and done by women+ and non-binary artists.
Passionate about theatre? Join the baWTF Ambassadors!
We are looking for women+ emerging theatremakers (age 18-25) to create a forum, empower your voice and engage with baWTF events.
WE HAVE POSTPONED AMPLIFY!
We are looking into ways to bring you art online until we can celebrate in person!
*Thank you to the Statera Foundation for development of this language
Women: We recognize the limiting nature of the binary use of woman. We use the term “women+” to represent the expansive definition of women to include women+, womyn, womxn, wimmin, womin, woomin and trans persons. Our artists include women+, non-binary and genderqueer folx.
baWTF welcomes you.
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.
COVID-19 has darkened our theaters for the time being -- please consider making a donation here and at any of our participating theaters to keep our artists PAID and in the Bay Area beyond this health crisis. Stay safe and we'll see you on the other side.
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.