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San Francisco and Beyond
Bay Area Women's Theatre Festival

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

A Little Video We Cooked Up

The amazing folx at WomenArts have given us a $5,000 MATCH CHALLENGE in December 2019! Help us meet the challenge by making a tax-deductible donation here.

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 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.

Three Months of Events

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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)

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!

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. 

Help us Fund the Festival!

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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

November 21

Instigators at BULL IN A CHINA SHOP

8:00pm

Aurora Theatre Company, 2081 Addison Street, Berkeley CA

Event Details

November 21

Instigators at BULL IN A CHINA SHOP

Fierce feminists leading a revolution in an institution? WE'RE IN - catch Bryna Turner's play directed by Dawn Monique Williams at Aurora Theatre Company with us!


Join the Instigators after the show and learn more about baWTF and how you can be involved. Happy to chat with you about the festival while supporting our local companies & artists.

8:00pm

Aurora Theatre Company, 2081 Addison Street, Berkeley CA

November 23

The Lady Scribblers: Festival Preview!

2pm - 4pm

Temescal Art Center, 511 48th Street, Oakland CA

Event Details

November 23

The Lady Scribblers: Festival Preview!

Women playwrights seize the stage! In the seventeenth century. And now.

Those Women Productions presents a staged reading of The Lady Scribblers, a new play by Lead Instigator Michaela Goldhaber, directed by Tracy Ward. The full production of "The Lady Scribblers" will help launch baWTF next March!


2pm - 4pm

Temescal Art Center, 511 48th Street, Oakland CA

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