Bechdel Test Fest 2019
BECHDEL TEST FEST 2.0, April 26-28
Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at Tempe Center for the Arts. Talkbacks follow every event.
Tickets on sale April 1st at TCA Box Office, tempecenterforthearts.com, (480) 350-2822.
All single event tickets $15 / $10 students/seniors plus service fees. (Free events noted below) Early bird discount tickets on sale March 15th, to be advertised in our newsletter – sign up here (click on “subscribe” button lower right-hand corner).
Festival passes available $35 general, $25 students/seniors (no additional service fees – not available online). Available at the box office in person or by phone.
Artistic Director: Brenda Jean Foley
Literary Manager: Laurelann Porter
Festival Production Manager: Jason White
6:30 – Panel discussion: “Bechdel and Beyond”
7:30 – Cafe Abundance & The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood
9:30 – Opening night party (site TBA)
4:00 – SHORTS: Apricot / June in January / Scattered & Lilies from Iron / Is it Cold in Here?
7:00 – A Land Shaped by Women & An Ocean of Bees
12:00 – Workshop: “Sides/Callbacks”
2:00 – Mother’s Way & The Way North
For a former sheriff, finding “north” might mean more than just finding the right direction.
4:00 – Awards ceremony
including new AUDIENCE AWARDS to be voted on throughout the festival
5:00 – Closing party (site TBA)
Additionally, the festival features short films selected in coordination with the Worldwide Women’s Film Festival. From 89 films selected for their festival, 17 passed the Bechdel Test from which 6 official selections were chosen to be screened as part of the Bechdel Test Fest, including those named a Grand Prize winner and two Honorable Mentions (as listed above).
HUGE thank you to all of our readers and submitting playwrights and filmmakers. We are honored to work with you.
Check out the article in BroadwayWorld about our play contest selections!
The festival would not be possible without the generous support of our donors, our partners at Worldwide Women’s Film Festival, as well as Arizona Commission on the Arts, The City of Tempe, and Tempe Center for the Arts.