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ON STAGE:

ANNOUNCING: cast and staff for Spring 2017’s HENRY V!
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BWBTC’s latest Shakespeare with an all-female cast runs 2/18-4/1/17 at City Lit Theater. BUY TICKETS NOW!

2016 Fighting Words is underway!

12/4: Fates’ Accomplice by Delia Ford
1pm at Prop Thtr (3502 N. Elston, Chicago)

The Promise of a Rose Garden
Winner of Joining Sword & Pen 2015-16

…is now closed. So many thanks to cast, staff, and our lovely audiences!

**JEFF RECOMMENDED**

NEWCITY STAGE TOP 5: September 1-15, 2016
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – Theatre by Numbers
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – Windy City Times
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – ChIL Mama
RECOMMENDED – Newcity Stage
RECOMMENDED – Chicago Theater Beat

OFF STAGE:

Joining Sword & Pen 2017-18 IS NOW OPEN!

Visit our JS&P PAGE to view the  images that are the basis of the 7th round of BWBTC’s international playwriting competition
The winner receives $1000 and the world premiere of their script. Are YOU ready to take a stab at it?

Submissions are due NO LATER than March 9, 2017.


We’re proud to be among the recipients of the 2016 ICWP 50/50 Applause Award!

icwp-2016-blueWe’re part of a recordbreaking group of 107 theatres in 10 countries and 5 continents, all of whom produced female playwrights at least 50% of the time during their previous season.

View the award video… then explore the ICWP’s website and learn more about their work.

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