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JS&P 2017-18 IS OPEN!

Are YOU ready to take a stab at BWBTC’s playwriting competition? Babes With Blades Theatre Company and competition sponsor Fight Master David Woolley announce the 7th round of Joining Sword & Pen, the international playwriting competition dedicated to expanding the … Continue reading

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JS&P 2015-16 The Promise of a Rose Garden

Your Test. Your Time. Jessie Swiech, a Central Illinois-based actress and an artist in a variety of mediums and styles, won Inspiring Sword & Pen 2014 with her piece “Death and Sleep With The Fallen Warrior.” The image inspired 17 … Continue reading

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JS&P 2013-14 Witch Slap!

Gabriella Boros was the winner of Inspiring Sword & Pen 2012. We couldn’t choose between her two amazing pieces, “Medieval 1” and “Medieval 2,” so we chose both! The Babes requested full-length plays based on this artwork, and received 25. … Continue reading

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JS&P 2011-12 Trash

Two sisters.  One letter.  TRASH. Our fourth competition brought “forth” two firsts! “Erinyes,” by Victoria Szilagyi, won the FIRST Inspiring Sword & Pen art competition. The Babes requested full-length plays based on this artwork, and received 16. The winner, Trash, … Continue reading

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JS&P 2009-10: A Gulag Mouse

You do what you have to – to survive. Rather than focusing on an already-created image for our third round, the Babes turned to Chicago artist Kristine Borcz, who provided us with a charcoal sketch entitled “Film Noir.” Once again … Continue reading

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JS&P 2007-8: Los Desaparecidos (The Vanished)

José de Ribera’s painting “Duelo De Mujeres (The Duel of Women)” was the focus of the next round of Joining Sword & Pen. The Babes and David Woolley requested full-length plays rather than one-acts, and received over 20 entries. The winning … Continue reading

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JS&P 2005-6: An Affair Of Honor – Satisfaction

Joining Sword & Pen‘s inaugural theme was proposed by Fight Master David Woolley, inspired by the print of Emile Bayard’s “An Affair of Honor” that hung on his living room wall. Each entry to the contest was required to incorporate … Continue reading

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JS&P 2005-6: An Affair Of Honor – Mrs. Dire

Joining Sword & Pen‘s inaugural theme was proposed by Fight Master David Woolley, inspired by the print of Emile Bayard’s “An Affair of Honor” that hung on his living room wall. Each entry to the contest was required to incorporate … Continue reading

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Joining Sword & Pen: The Countdown Begins!

Joining Sword & Pen, BWBTC’s international playwriting competition, is turning 10 this year! AT THE SEPTEMBER 8th PERFORMANCE of The Promise of a Rose Garden, together with sponsor David Woolley, we’ll be: Presenting Dustin Spence, the winner of Joining Sword … Continue reading

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Babes Speak: Kelly Yacono

Your name? Kelly Yacono Where are you from? I’m from the good ol’ town of Steger, IL. What’s something people would never guess about you from looking at you? Due to a detached retina a little over 10 years ago … Continue reading

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