The Bechdel Group's New Play Development Reading Series
Announcing: The Bechdel Group's 2017 Winter/Spring Season The Bechdel Group's reading series features 20-40 minutes of new works in development, followed by a feedback/discussion session.
Monday, January 30th
Lavinia Roberts’ The Will After the death of her father, a young woman and her stepmother's relationship turns sinister.
Brooke Berman’s Hurricane Now 40 year old former punk bandmates navigate motherhood, friendship, and the changing landscape of a neighborhood once known for its Bohemia, now known for affluent, Liberal, Prius-driving hipsters.
Monday, February 13th Bi-Annual 24 Hour Writing Challenge!
Monday, March 27th
Yusef Miller’s play TASHA "It is (an alternate) 2017. President Waters has issued a law denying the burial of a man, shot by a local authority, 'in self-defense.' But what will happen when it is revealed that the murdered man is cousin to 'Tasha Brown and that 'Tasha plans to break a law made by an old family ally, President Waters, herself?"
Callan Stout’s play you do not look "Trauma is a ghost in your brain. This play is a ghost story about trauma and survival. This play is also about selling encyclopedias, for knowledge."
Monday, April 24th
Brenda Foley’s Fallen Wings Fallen Wings tells the story of a woman who comfortably resides on the sidelines of life and is forced to confront her capacity for resilience as she embarks on a road trip to discover the truth behind a childhood friend's murder.
Marcus Scott’s Tumbleweed Following an interracial family living in a townhouse within the Morningside Park area of NYC's Upper West Side over the course of a weekend, Tumbleweed is a slice of life drama about a young girl whose natural hair and blooming womanhood causes controversy in the household.
Monday, May 22nd
David Valdes Greenwood’s The Last Catastrophist In The Last Catastrophist, a harassed climate scientist finds that her final remaining peer has tracked her to a hide-out in Iceland. A game of cat-and-mouse ensues -- with global consequences.
Eugenie Carabatsos’ We Will Not Describe the Conversation Inspired by a missing scene in Crime and Punishment,We Will Not Describe the Conversation follows a massage therapist whose newest client has come with the news that her estranged brother has committed a heinous crime--killing and elderly woman with an axe--and is nowhere to be found. The women try to piece together how this happened, while also uncovering their own dark desires and the fear that they will one day turn out like him.
Monday, June 26th Summer Takeover! Bechdel Board and Staff members present new work in development!
Patti Veconi's "Changed" (working title)
Suzanne Willett's "Rock, Paper, Scissors"
M.J. Moneymaker's "Women and Their Guns"
Monday, July 24th Bi-Annual 24 Hour Writing Challenge! Actors if you would like to participate, please submit your resumes.
The reading period for our Fall Reading Series will be between March 1 and June 15. We aim to respond to all submissions by the first week of July.
"What a fantastic evening in Kristine's Eggs on Ice reading!! Thank you so much y'all!!" ~ Thelma M. Reyes
"The casting was fantastic, and the light staging worked perfectly. The whole night was really helpful to me for continuing to develop the piece, especially the dramaturg-led talkback." ~ Francesca Pazniokas