Babes With Blades Theatre Company

Upcoming Events

Richard III
Runs Aug 26Oct 15, 2022

Shakespeare’s classic tale of one of the most evil villains, Richard III, as only Babes With Blades Theatre Company can produce. BWBTC Shakespeare embraces nontraditional casting, but for …

Plaid as Hell
Runs Oct 29Nov 19, 2022

Winner of the 2019-2020 Joining Sword & Pen Competition and the Margaret W. Martin Award

Cass was hoping her annual camping trip would go well this year. But with …

5920 N. Paulina St. #1W
Chicago IL 60660
Though BWBTC aligns with the concept of “traditional theatrical experiences,” what is seen on stage is anything but. Since 1997, our audiences have seen new and established works push conventional limitations through stories of strong women with a full range of emotional responses, up to and including violence.

Babes With Blades Theatre Company uses stage combat to place women and their stories center stage. Through performance, script development, training, and outreach, our ensemble creates theatre that explores the wide range of the human experience, and cultivates broader perspectives in the arts community and in society as a whole.

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