Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The Bridge Initiative is accepting Submissions for the Bechdel Test Fest
The concept that launched the Bechdel Test appeared in 1985 in a comic series titled Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel, who attributes the idea to her friend Liz Wallace. It refers to the representation of women in film, and according to numerous press reports annually, many films continue to fail to meet its criteria. When conceiving of The Bechdel Test Fest, the Bridge Initiative decided to apply the test not only to film but also to theatre, charging writers to consider complex, diverse female characters when they sit down to write.
Selected plays will include up to three full-length and several short plays that will be rehearsed and presented in public readings, mostly free of charge and open to the public. The festival will also include music, workshops, discussions, a mixer, and film screenings. For consideration or more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.