Welcome!

ON STAGE:

We’re thrilled to share our 20th Anniversary Season with you!

NEXT UP – The Good Fight! 1/6-2/17/18, at the City Lit Theater. Check out the page for more info and EARLY BIRD TICKETS.


THE FIGHTING WORDS 2017-18 SELECTIONS ARE:

The Lady Demands Satisfaction* – Arthur M. Jolly
The Witches of Birnam – Sara Murdock
Women of 4G – Amy Tofte
* the winner of Joining Sword & Pen 2017-18

PUBLIC READINGS: May 19-20, 2018
Strawdog Theatre (1802 W Berenice Ave., Chicago)


The Invisible Scarlet O’Neil has vanished… for now! Many thanks to our delightful audiences.

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OFF STAGE:

10/27: Andersonville Movie Night
In the Chiro One Andersonville parking lot
(5623 N. Clark St., Chicago)

It’s a Double Feature, with BWBTC as charity sponsor! Bring your lawn chair and join us for “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and “Night of the Living Dead.” The first movie starts at 6:30pm.

FREE admission. Concessions will be available (cash only). Costumes encouraged!


And the winner of Joining Sword & Pen 2017-18 IS…

…Arthur M. Jolly’s THE LADY DEMANDS SATISFACTION!

Arthur will receive the Margaret W. Martin Award: the play will undergo development via BWBTC’s Fighting Words program prior to premiering as part of BWBTC’s 2018-19 season, and the playwright will receive a $1,000.00 cash prize.

We’re beyond happy to welcome Arthur back to the BWBTC stage!


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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