Bay Area Women's Theatre Festival
Celebrating Women-plus and Non-Binary Artists across the Bay Area
We are kicking off 3 months of plays, musicals, readings, events, a 24-hour performance festival - and we want you there with us!
Our first official event is March 2, 2020: Join us at Peet's Theatre & Lobby (at 2015 Addison Street in Berkeley) for a launch party and fundraiser reading of Susan B. by local playwright (and party co-host) Daphne White directed by LeeAnn Dowd, featuring a cast of local Bay Area actors. A welcome reception begins at 6:30pm. The reading will begin at 7pm.
Our BIGGEST event is AMPLIFY! a 24-Hour Celebration of Women+ in Performance. We are taking over the entire Brava! for Women in the Arts building in SF's Mission District and from 6pm on April 18th-6pm on April 19th, we are filling every stage, lobby and hallway with performances by your favorite Bay Area artists - and hopefully a few that become your favorites! Join us Saturday April 18 and Sunday April 19, 2020 (yes, you can stay all 24 hours if you would like) - children's programming is primarily on Sunday morning and early afternoon. More below...
Ticketing for our Classical Reading Series & Women of Color Reading Series will be up soon - we are finalizing details with venues and artists. These readings are FREE to the public - these are plays we want SEEN and HEARD - but we will accept donations to help us pay our artists for their work and fund the festival as a whole. All of our readings are listed on our Full Festival Calendar.
Interested in seeing full productions by our participating theatres at a discount? Buy a Festival Pass and unlock 20% off shows across the Bay Area - all shows are listed on our Full Festival Calendar - see how many shows written & directed by women+ and non-binary artists with at least 50% women+ on & off stage YOU can see this spring!
ABOUT "SUSAN B."
Susan B. is a play about passion, betrayal, rage and the early fight for women's rights. It features Susan B. Anthony, an early feminist who loved women; Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the movement's intellectual firebrand; Frederick Douglass, an abolitionist who supported women's rights up to a point; and Sojourner Truth, a powerful preacher who was caught between her gender and her race.
The Bay Area Women's Theatre Festival is 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. Our fiscal sponsorship by Intersection for the Arts, a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization, allows us to offer you tax deductions for