Bechdel Fest

“For the Culture” from    Bechdel Fest 7: Revolution    at    Steppenwolf Theatre’s 1700    space. (Photo by Spenser Davis)

“For the Culture” from Bechdel Fest 7: Revolution at Steppenwolf Theatre’s 1700 space. (Photo by Spenser Davis)

Bechdel Fest 6: Revolution

dates: July 29 - 31, 2018. || venue: Steppenwolf Theatre’s 1700 space.

EVERY OTHER TUESDAY
Written by Elise Marie Davis* | Directed by Spenser Davis*
A suburban book club is on track to reserve a booth at their neighborhood’s annual Community Cookout – until the cookout sponsors realize the book club focuses exclusively on lesbian erotica.

FOR THE CULTURE
Written by Michael Allen Harris+ | Directed by Martin Hanna*
The Society – a secret spy organization founded, funded, organized, and run by black women – is about to send their most skilled agent on a brand new mission: a covert infiltration with the potential to change the world.

GOLDSTAR
Written by Cleo Shine | Directed by JD Caudill^
A shy highschooler decides to reveal her true self to her girlfriend, even if it risks changing everything.

HOLY INAPPROPRIATE
Written by Allison L. Fradkin | Directed by Kim Boler^
A devout mother and her three daughters seem perfectly comfortable within the confines of the restrictive “Christian Patriarchy Movement.” That is, until sex education gets unexpectedly added to their home-schooled curriculum.

NO, JENNIFER
Written by Nancy Garcia Loza | Directed by Laura Baker
Two Mexican-American friends struggle with the ups and downs of seeking help, dealing with trauma – and setting boundaries with their hard-to-ignore families.

OCCUPY GAMBIER
Written by Beth Hyland | Directed by Brian Balcom
As the “Occupy Wallstreet” protests rage on the East Coast in 2011, several college students strive to be part of the movement… on their tiny liberal arts campus in Gambier, Ohio.

PORCH PROBLEMS
Written by Kristi Parker-Barnhart | Directed by Julia Skeggs^
Two neighbors. One shared back porch. This means war.

PROM REBEL
Written by Loy Webb | Directed by Deanna Reed Foster
On the eve of her high school prom, a young woman decides to break the rules in her own special way.

TAKING A (ONE-NIGHT) STAND
Written by Benjamin Brownson* | Directed by Adrienne Matzen
Two strangers find their night of casual fun unexpectedly lengthened when a neighborhood riot erupts around them.

Bechdel Fest 4: The Boiling Point

dates: October 23rd — 26th, 2016. || venue: Pride Arts Center.

1 IN 7
by Beth Kander | directed by Angela Forshee
An interview between a new mother and a prospective nanny goes less-than-smoothly.

THIS IS TO MOTHER YOU
by Grant Varjas | directed by Elyse Dolan
Four sisters laugh, argue and grapple in the hours following a matriarch’s funeral.

TUESDAY
by Rebecca Kling | directed by JD Caudill^
Two trans women toke up and try to make sense of an anti-trans ‘bathroom bill’ that threatens to change their lives forever.

FABIENNE
by Nambi E. Kelley | directed by Sam Roberson.
In this lyrical piece, a woman reflects on her life as a dancer and the loss of her leg in the wake of the 2010 Haitian earthquake.

KISSING FIRE
by Elaine Romero | directed by Gage Wallace
In this surreal new work, a pair of fireflies and water droplets prepare for the encroaching Winter.

EVERYONE’S A CRITIC
by Michele Stine | directed by Iris Sowlat
An aspiring chef confronts her roommate, a restaurant critic with a savage reputation.

SARDINES
by Danny Bernardo | directed by Brian Balcom.
In a post-nuclear wasteland, two longtime pals concoct a plan for survival… but they are not going to eat those sardines.

SHE’S COMING HOME
by Aria Szalai-Raymond^ | directed by Kristen Johnson.
A mother and daughter reconnect after a long, justified separation.