In 2020 the instigators of the Bay Area Women’s Theatre Festival (baWTF) recruited 40 theatre companies, plus 12 readings and an additional 75 short performances to make an intersectional Festival that amplified women/trans/non-gender conforming theatre artists. We completed our first two readings and then... you know what happened.
We'll be back with a full festival in 2023. But right now, please join us for two reading series running every Monday night from March through May:
BIWOC+ Series (1st and 3rd Mondays) gives you access to never-heard new work by exciting local playwrights. Discover the stars of tomorrow here, and
Classical Women Series (2nd and 4th Mondays) showcases important women writers from centuries ago, popular in their day and way overdue for rediscovery.
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.
Because AMPLIFY works best as an in-person event, it will return in 2023
In the meantime, check out our YouTube Channel for recordings of 2020 Events
*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.