For Immediate Release
January 27, 2020
Contact: Cheryl King, Marketing Associate

6th Street Playhouse presents
“Heroines, Harpies, and Harlots - Women Speak”
as their part of the Bay Area Women’s Theater Festival

With performances from Feb 28 through March 8, this celebration of women’s place in history has been written, produced, and directed by a fully female identifying team.

In material chosen to give a voice to women from every walk of life, 6th Street Playhouse will present a national and local look at what it means to be a woman, especially a woman in the arts. The offerings include meet-and-greets, performances and talk-backs with the local playwrights and the powerhouse all-female directors and production team. 

The performances, which feature multiple performers, are titled Women at Large, Women from Home, and Devising Women . Each focuses on a different aspect of Women’s History and will be performed in repertory with each other.

Women at Large
What does it take for a woman to make history? Women from several cultures, races and locales take a look at how we overcome obstacles.

Saturday, February 29, 7:30 pm includes Post-Show Talkback
Friday, March 6, 6:30 pm includes Pre-Show Director Panel and Meet & Greet
(panel begins at 6:30 pm and performance at 7:30 pm)
Sunday, March 8, 2:00 pm includes Post-Show Talkback

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, 2:00 pm includes Post-Show Talkback

Devising Women
Who are we as we move past the maiden and mother phase of being a woman? Two one-acts answer this question in wildly different, yet surprisingly cohesive ways.

Saturday, February 29, 2:00 pm includes Post-Show Actor Talkback
Sunday, March 1, 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 8, 7:30 pm includes Post-Show Talkback

Tickets are $29, and are available at or the Box Office at (707) 523-4185. Due to the mature content, these shows are recommended for ages 15 and above.
Please reply with a desired date if you would like to reserve press tickets to attend any performance, request photos or to arrange interviews. 
About 6th Street Playhouse

6th Street Playhouse is a performing arts organization that has been producing live theatre and providing education programs of the highest quality since 2006. The Playhouse is the central hub of the Sonoma County arts scene. It is known throughout the region for its high level of artistry, professionalism, educational opportunities and the bravery of its approach to works both new and old.  

The Playhouse has two venues: the 184-seat proscenium GK Hardt Theatre and the 99-seat intimate Monroe Stage.  

6th Street Playhouse has been named “Best Theatre Troupe” by the North Bay Bohemian readership for the last eight consecutive years, and “Best Local Theatre Company” by the Press Democrat “Best of Sonoma County” Awards for the last five out of six years.

6th Street Playhouse has received over fifty nominations for excellence in all areas of production from the leading Theatre Arts adjudication organizations in the Bay Area, including the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle (SFBATCC), Theatre Bay Area (TBA), and Sonoma One Theatre Awards (SOTA).

In 2018, the Playhouse’s production of Equus received a five-star rating from the North Bay Bohemian and was named a “Go See!” production by the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle. In its 2017-18 Season, Equus , Noises Off and Illyria were named Theatre Bay Area recommended productions.