Artists involved in a BWBTC show place women and their stories center stage. They have the opportunity to create and inhabit strong, three-dimensional female characters and explore the role aggression plays in these characters’ lives. They work with a broader emotional range, making richer, more daring choices. They step outside the traditional patterns of feminine behavior, and create new ones.
Audiences at a BWBTC show see strong women, both historical and fictional, and come to grips with what motivates these women to fight. They see women with a full range of emotional responses, up to and including violence, and experience catharsis upon the release of these emotions. They leave the theatre and re-enter society having expanded their definition of women’s roles, and influence others to do likewise.