Plays and Films Chosen for Festival at Tempe Center for the Arts

Plays and Films Chosen for Festival at Tempe Center for the Arts

The Bridge Initiative: Women in Theatre is partnering with Tempe Center for the Arts to offer The Bechdel Test Fest, Saturday and Sunday, September 9th and 10th, at Tempe Center for the Arts. The festival offerings include a panel discussion, play readings, film screenings, children's workshops, music, and more. The plays and films are created by Arizona talent and pass the Bechdel Test: Two female-identifying characters who have a conversation with each other about something other than a man.

Contest winners are: Full-length plays Chosen Child by Monica Bauer, Welcome Home, Roberta DuCant by Larissa Brewington, All that Matters by Hira Ismail; short plays Three Conversations NOT about Men by Angelica Howland, 27 Signs by Laurelann Porter and Amy Funk, Nasty by Germaine Shames; and short films Starlight Pass (Caelia Adams), Four Millimeters (Morgan Callahan), Giving Up the Ghost (Jennifer Jones Nesbit), Patchwork Dreams (Lee Quarrie), Mission Control (Parco Richardson), and Aunties (Dineta Williams-Trigg). In addition to readings/screening with an audience, the winning playwrights and filmmakers will receive a financial award for their work.

The Bechdel Test Fest provides an outlet for underrepresented voices and offers professional (paid) opportunities to female theatre artists. Presenting work that passes the Bechdel Test ensures meaningful female representation in the stories being presented. Full schedule and ticketing information on

The Bridge Initiative: Women in Theatre The Bridge Initiative: Women in Theatre incubates and celebrates professional female theatre artists, promoting gender parity across all theatrical disciplines. The Bechdel Test Fest is made possible through grant funding provided by Arizona Commission on the Arts and Tempe City Government.

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