Babes With Blades Theatre Company's Fighting Words Festival
  • The Fighting Words Festival showcases three developing scripts via readings, all reflecting how women define themselves and their places in their worlds – including the English countryside, medieval Scotland and the “final frontier.”

    The “Origins” theme is included throughout BWBTC’s 20th Anniversary Season. “An origin story launches a character's journey,” said Co-Artistic Director Kathrynne Wolf. “It defines who they are, explains why they do the things they do, and informs how they go about making a difference. As we turn 20, BWBTC reflects on our own origins: a group of artists determined to expand the canon of women's roles and challenge audience expectations through the use of stage combat in our stories. Today, BWBTC stands proudly as a vital, essential company for play development in Chicago.” Co-Artistic Director Elyse Dawson continued, “This city thrives on innovation, challenge and commitment, and Chicago theatre is no small part of that identity. BWBTC is thrilled to originate from, echo and shape the Chicago spirit, as we take a look back ... and soldier on.”

Babes With Blades Theatre Company's Fighting Words Festival
  • Location: Strawdog Theatre Company
  • Address: 1802 W. Berenice Ave.
  • May 19, 2018 - May 20, 2018
  • Strawdog Theatre Company
  • Recurring daily