Babes With Blades Theatre Company

1230 W. Chase Ave. (#3) Chicago, IL 60626

Phone: (773) 904-0391

Babes With Blades Theatre Company uses stage combat to place women and their stories center stage. Through performance, script development, training, and outreach, the 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. 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.