Bayla Travis

Bayla Travis

Internationally produced queer playwright Bayla Travis began writing and directing at NYC's famed WOW Cafe Theatre. Since then, her work has been seen at the Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney, the Drill Hall Theatre in London and cities across the U.S. Funny, sexy and smart, her work has broad appeal across generations. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and loves teaching writing of all genres. She makes her home in Oakland, CA.

Plays

  • Babeland
    Babeland is a newly formed, all-female rock band. The style of the show is cinema verite; fast paced, chaotic. The play follows the four band members in their pursuit of artistic expression, romance and family. Like The Monkeys, The Partridge Family and classic Beatles films, there is a sense of fun and adventure. Unlike those shows, however, Babeland has an equally dark component, as the characters struggle...
    Babeland is a newly formed, all-female rock band. The style of the show is cinema verite; fast paced, chaotic. The play follows the four band members in their pursuit of artistic expression, romance and family. Like The Monkeys, The Partridge Family and classic Beatles films, there is a sense of fun and adventure. Unlike those shows, however, Babeland has an equally dark component, as the characters struggle against the obstacles to fame, fortune and living happily ever after.
  • Parlor Games
    What happens when two of Freud's (fictional) female patients find themselves in a cloistered romantic relationship in Vienna? Creating an imaginal world by play acting their fantasies, dark themes threaten to get out of control as the pain of their seclusion looms.
  • Having Your Cake
    Two generations of lesbian activists, mother Vivian and daughter Grace try to find common ground across generations among the shifting sexual and political landscape of San Francisco. Famous feminist mom Vivian, grabbles with falling behind the times and lesbian bed death while having a front row seat to daughter Grace's experiments with BDSM, polyamory, and anarchy.
  • The Dyke & The Porn Star
    San Francisco dyke-about-town Chance gets to meet her favorite porn star, Tara Gold. Will Chance's fantasies come true, or will they find themselves on a collision course with Tara's own most personal unfulfilled erotic yearnings? This dark, sexy comedy is as complex as it is hot.