Bechdel Test Fest – April 26
FRIDAY, APRIL 26
Tickets on sale at the TCA Box Office, tempecenterforthearts.com, (480) 350-2822
6:30 – Panel discussion: Bechdel and Beyond
7:30 – Cafe Abundance & The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood
Tickets: $15 general admission / $10 students & seniors plus service fees
Talkback to follow reading
Cafe Abundance – USA, 9 minutes
DIRECTOR: Emily McGregor
When two friends meet for lunch at a hipster cafe, they try their best to fit in… but something’s gotta give.
The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood by Kira Rockwell
(National Full-Length Play Contest Winner)
After the sudden death of a housemate, four teenage girls living in state care try to combat their grief. A new poetic drama that explores the chrysalis of female adolescence and centers itself on the resilient youth of America who are left to raise themselves in the shadows of the system.
NOTE: We are hosting playwright Kira Rockwell in Arizona for a full week to work with our creative team on her play. It has enjoyed presentations in L.A. and New England, but this will be the first chance she has to step back and work on the script and we’re looking forward to giving her that opportunity! Our reading on Friday will be the world premiere of the resulting new text.
9:30 – Opening night party on site at Tempe Center for the Arts
No cover charge. All welcome!