Women At Home

February 28 – March 8, 2020

Monroe Stage

Celebrate Women’s History Month and The Bay Area Women’s Theatre Festival.

Featuring collections of one-act plays, Women at Large, Women at Home, and Devising Women.

Join us for the shows, talk-backs and meet and greets with the local playwrights and the power-house all female directors and production team. 

Women at Home

Local Bay Area women authors share an intimate night of new one-acts answering the question "What did she overcome?"

  • Friday, February 28, 6:30 pm includes Pre-Show Panel with Local Playwright and Meet & Greet 
    (panel begins at 6:30 pm and performance at 7:30 pm)
  • Sunday, March 1, 2:00 pm includes Post-Show Talkback
  • Saturday, March 7, 7:30 pm includes Post-Show Talkback

The poems in this piece are performed by Rachel Wynne as Calliope, and Nayla Makinano, as The Girl. 

Poem: girl power by ae

What They Did To Alice

by Kathleen Haynie

directed by Caitlin Strom-Martin, with Ellen Rawley (Alice Paul)

A true crusader at her worst moment remembers.

Poem: Butterfly Worm by Sara Valerio

New Voices from the Alley 

by Nancy Hargis
directed by Jessica Headington
, directed by Jessica Headington, with Anastasia Encarnacion (Sue)

A funny and heartfelt glimpse of the human factor in "the homeless issue."

Poem: BoysBoysBoys by Heather Gibeson


Poem: Don’t by B. Vega

Evy-Lynn Chapel

by Lorin Bell
directed by Allie Pratt
, with Lorin Bell (Evy)

That's My Time

by Erin Lane
directed By Beulah Vega
, with Heather Gibeson (Star Dobber), Olivia Rooney (Shadow One), and Noel Yates (Shadow Two

Stand-up comedy requires you to play by men's rules, or does it?

Poem: Gone by B.Vega

A Valentine for Ellie 

by Madeline Puccioni
directed by Jacinta Gorringe
, with Jeanne St Jean (Ruth) and Peri Zoe Stanley (Ellie)

A poignant look at the loss of a child and the discovery of the path toward healing.

Poem: Confidence by Katie Silva

Sweet are the Uses

by Merlyn Sell
directed by Beulah Vega
, with Heather Gibeson (Clown), Lindsay John (Princess), Taylor Diffenderfer (Lady), Olivia Rooney (Celia), Margaret Bromige (Rosalind), Regine Danae (Isabelle), Tika Moon (Pauline), and Catherine Bish (The Queen)

An exiled princess finds herself surrounded and aided by Shakespeare's heroines. Can she reclaim her throne with their help?


  • Rachel Wynne
  • Nay Makinano

  • Ellen Rawley

  • Anastasia Encarnacion

  • Lorin Bell

  • Heather Gibson

  • Lindsay John

  • Olivia Rooney

  • Margaret Bromige

  • Regine Danae

  • Catherine Bish 

  • Tika Moon

  • Jeanne St-Jean
  • Peri Zoe Stanley

Mature Content Advisory: Due to the mature content portrayed in these performances, all shows are recommended for ages 15 and above.