By Iris Sowlat, Directed by Anna C. Bahow
Broken Nose Theatre will present BECHDEL FEST 8: REALIGN, the company's annual festival of new short plays featuring an ensemble of femme, female-identifying, non-binary, trans and queer actors talking about things other than men. This year's festival showcases eight stories that center around characters who find themselves at pivotal moments, as new circumstances push each of them to reconsider both their identity and their place in the world. BECHDEL FEST 8 will stream for free from JANUARY 29 - MARCH 26, 2021 on BNT's YouTube channel, with a new play released each Friday for an entire week before it's removed and a new play is broadcast.
All the works in BNT's perennial feminist festival are inspired by the famous Bechdel-Wallace Test. Created by cartoonist Alison Bechdel, the test asks whether a work of entertainment features at least two non-male identifying characters in conversation about something other than a man. Since the fest's first iteration in 2013, Broken Nose has worked with some of the most exciting voices in the Chicago theater landscape on over 50 stories that, by design, do not revolve around men. For additional information, visit brokennosetheatre.com.
Comments BNT Artistic Director Elise Marie Davis: "Many of the immensely talented artists involved in this season's festival have been signed on since last spring, back when we were expecting to host the event in-person during the summer. The fact that they graciously and enthusiastically stayed onboard as this year's lineup was pushed back, and ultimately pivoted to becoming digital, is enormously exciting to the Broken Nose family and myself. This week-by-week release structure is brand-new to us, but we're thrilled to bring the magic of the fest into audiences' homes, virtually and entirely free-of-charge. We look forward to sharing these stories with you!"
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Broken Nose Theatre Presents BECHDEL FEST 8: REALIGN
December 21, 2020
Broken Nose Theatre will present BECHDEL FEST 8: REALIGN, the company’s annual festival of new short plays featuring an ensemble of femme, female-identifying, non-binary, trans and queer actors talking about things other than men.
Tickets Are on Sale Now for Trap Door Theatre's DECOMPOSED THEATRE
November 16, 2020
This winter, Trap Door Theatre will collaborate with eight directors to create a series of episodes adapted from Matei Visniec's Decomposed Theatre Or The Human Trashcan. From Dec. 3, 2020, to Feb.4, 2021, a unique adaptation from Visniec's 'dialogic spectacle of monologues' will be performed live on Zoom between the resident Chicago ensemble and an international group of guest performers and directors.
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September 09, 2019
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AIRMW Announces Second Reading In 2019 And Playwright Workshop
March 14, 2019
The AA Arts Incubator Program of Asian Improv Arts Midwest (AIRMW) is pleased to announce that its historic series, 'Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings,' continues with its second reading in 2019. The next reading is the comedic full length play Lucy and Charlie's Honeymoon by Matthew C. Yee, Monday, May 13, at the Steppenwolf 1700 Theatre, 1700 N Halsted St, at 6:30 p.m. The running time is 90 minutes with no intermission. Tickets are $8 for general admission seating and may be reserved online at steppenwolf.org. Seating is limited. For any additional information about the event, go to Our-Perspective.com or call 773.972.6745.