San Francisco and Beyond
Bay Area Women's Theatre Festival

See you at the Theater *AFTER COVID-19

See you at the Theater *AFTER COVID-19

See you at the Theater *AFTER COVID-19See you at the Theater *AFTER COVID-19

Postponed Events

The following baWTF-produced events are postponed in accordance with city policies regarding public

Querida Sor Juana/Dear Sor Juana - The Letters of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz directed by Carolina Morones 

Classical Reading Series co-produced with San Francisco Shakespeare Festival


The Innocent Mistress (Reading) by Mary Pix directed by Michaela Goldhaber & Heather Ondersma

Classical Reading Series co-produced with Custom Made Theatre Company


KUDZU (Reading) by Tracy Baxter directed by Tanika Baptiste 

baWTF Women of Color Reading Series


Never Mind by Ai directed by Lisa C. Hu in our Women of Color Reading Series

Sunday April 5 (holding this NEW DATE) 7pm at ZSpace, 450 Florida Street, SF


Witchcraft (Reading) by Joanna Baillie directed by Beth Fouts

Classical Reading Series co-Produced with Marin Shakespeare Company


Chronological Listings of baWTF Shows & Readings

March - May 2020

The Secrets of the Trees by Caitlyn Kilgore (part of (H)uman Nature)

Dance Mission Theater March 6 - 15

Coded written & directed by Kirsten Brandt

City Lights Theater Company March 12-13; hope to repoen in April

Natural Shocks (Reading) written & performed by Lauren Gunderson

Marin Theatre Company - WILL BE RECORDED AND RELEASED. Date to be announced.

Real Women Have Curves by Josefina López directed by Diane Rodriguez

San Francisco Playhouse March 31(new date) - April 25

School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play by Jocelyn Bioh directed by Awoye Timpo in the Roda

Berkeley Rep (recording in March) NEW DATES: April 7-May 3 

The Basset Table (Reading) by Susanna Centlivre directed by Jennifer Le Blanc

Livermore Shakespeare Festival 

Monday March 30 7pm at Livermore Shakespeare’s Downtown Studio, 2172 Railroad Avenue, Livermore

How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel directed by Elizabeth Craven

Cinnabar Theater April 3-19

A Mugwumpin Occurrence at the Minnesota Street Project

As part of SFArtsEd’s See Change Festival & the Bay Area Women’s Theatre Festival

Saturday April 4 6pm at Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota Street 94107

Info coming soon to http://mugwumpin.org/

Cyrano a new version by Marissa Skudlarek directed by Ariel Craft

Cutting Ball Theater NEW DATES April 17-May 17

Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill directed by Loretta Greco

Magic Theatre April 14-May 10

How The Light Gets In (Reading) by E.M. Lewis directed by Pamela Hollings

FoolsFURY Thursday April 16

3 Sparks in the Dark: Because I Went There by Hedvig Flores, Echoes of Them by Chelsea Unzner with New Ground Theatre Dance & Being Me is Ridiculous by Hanna Gerry

Fuse Theatre April 17-25

Play by Play: http://judithoffer.com/play-by-play/  dates TBD April-May 2020

AMPLIFY! a 24-Hour Celebration of Women+ in Performance

Saturday April 18 6pm - Sunday April 19 6pm 

At Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco

Tickets $10-$150 at www.baWTF.com/amplify

Non-stop performances all day and all night at Brava Theater Center in San Francisco’s Mission District featuring artists from all over the Bay Area and beyond!

The Pull (Reading) by Lorraine Midanik

Valley Players Sunday April 19

Man of God (Reading) by Anna Moench directed by Michelle Talgarow

Shotgun Players April 20 & 21 as part of The Champagne Reading Series

Overlooked Latinas written & performed by Tina D’Elia directed by Mary Guzmán

At The Marsh April 24-June 6

Ms. Cast by Doll Piccotto & William Shakespeare

Silicon Valley Shakespeare April 24-25

The Busy Body (Reading) by Susanna Centlivre directed by Kirsten Brandt

Classical Reading Series co-Produced with Santa Cruz Shakespeare

Monday April 27 7pm, location TBA


TBA Reading directed by Elizabeth Carter

Classical Reading Series co-produced with African-American Shakespeare Company

Monday March 4 7pm, location TBA


The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl directed by Susi Damilano

San Francisco Playhouse May 5 - June 20

Emperor of the Moon (Reading) by Aphra Behn directed by Erin Merritt

Classical Reading Series co-produced with B8 Theatre Company, special thanks to California Shakespeare Theater for providing rehearsal space

Monday May 11 7pm at B8 Theatre Company, 3503 Clayton Road, Concord


Laveau (Reading) by Britney Frazier directed by Margo Hall

Women of Color Reading Series co-produced with Aurora Theater Company

Monday Mary 18 7pm at Aurora Theater Company, 2081 Addison Street, Berkeley


Wry Crips Occupy

Wry Crips Disabled Women’s Theatre Group at Black Repertory Group May 23 & 30 

HICK: A Love Story written & performed by Terry Baum

Lilith Women’s Theater at The Marsh Rising Wednesday May 27 7:30pm


...And The Old Girls Sway (Reading) written & directed by Kelli Kerslake Colaco

Alma Theatre Company POSTPONED - new date TBD

Gaslit by Chris Steele & Sean Owens

Poltergeist Theatre Project at The Stud POSTPONED

Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties by Jen Silverman directed by Gracie Brakeman

A.C.T.’s Fellowship Project 2020 March 26-29

New Works Festival: Hindsight is 2020

3Girls Theatre POSTPONED

Including works by We Players, First Person Travel, Queer Cat Productions and Liar Liar

The Art of Leaving

Ragged Wing Ensemble at The Flight Deck POSTPONED

The Quality of Life by Jane Anderson directed by Lexie Lazear

Altarena Playhouse POSTPONED

Past Events

We loved having you as a part of baWTF!

The Children by Lucy Kirkwood directed by Barbara Damashek

Aurora Theater Company  Closed March 1.

Festival Launch Party & SUSAN B. by Daphne White, directed by LeeAnn Dowd March 2

COLLECTIVE RAGE: A Play in 5 Betties (Reading) by Jen Silverman directed by Lisa Beth McHenry

Theatre Rhinoceros at Spark Arts March 3

PUSSYGRABBINGREVENGE written & performed by Elaine Magree directed by Susannah Martin

TheatreF1rst Feb 15-March 7 (8 performances, dates vary)

Heroines, Harpies & Harlots (3 programs: Women at Home, Women at Large, and Devising Women)

6th Street Playhouse Feb 28-March 8

The Bechdel Test created and directed by Lisa Rowland

@ The Flight Deck March 6-7

La Paloma (Reading) by Alejandra Maria Rivas directed by Marisa Ramos

baWTF Women of Color Reading Series 

Monday March 9 7pm at Aurora Theatre Company, 2081 Addison Street, Berkeley 


When Women Speak: An Inspiration of Voices from Herstory (Reading) directed by Delia MacDougall

Word for Word  Monday March 9

On the Periphery by Sedef Ecer (translated by Evren Odcikin) directed by Erin Gilley

Golden Thread Productions & Crowded Fire Theater at Potrero Stage Feb 23 - early close March 14

The Lady Scribblers by Michaela Goldhaber directed by Tracy Ward

Custom Made Theatre Company & Those Women Productions March 6-March 8 early closure


What Do The Women Say? An International Women’s Day Celebration

Golden Thread Productions Sunday March 8 8pm at Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, SF

Bird on a Tree Branch by Jan Probst directed by Julie Lockfeld

Phoenix Arts Association Theatre March 20-April 4

The Miracle of Concepción (Reading) by Mary Ann Rogers directed by Jennifer Le Blanc

Symmetry Theatre Company Thursday March 12 8pm  at 1606 Bonita Ave, Berkeley

This reading is a benefit for RAICES.

Remember the Ladies! America’s First Ladies and their thoughts on women’s rights (Reading)

Encore Players of Livermore Tuesday March 31 7pm at 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, Livermore