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ON STAGE:

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

CASTING for The Invisible Scarlet O’Neil is COMPLETE – check out our whole amazing creative team!

CASTING for The Good Fight will be announced soon – check out the page for more info.


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)


MANY THANKS TO OUR WONDERFUL AUDIENCES! SEE YOU IN THE FALL!

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ADDITIONAL REVIEWS

OFF STAGE:

JULY 13 – Join us at Nisei Lounge (3439 N. Sheffield, Chicago) from 7-10 pm.

Our Board will take a stab at BARTENDING for your drinking pleasure!


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 thrilled 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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