by Gina L. Grandi, Director
It's almost summer! You know what that means ... the Summer Bechdel Season! Yes indeed, it is time for the Board Takeover, the 24 Hour Writing Challenge, and our annual Staged Reading. But before we talk about that, let's talk about our May Reading!
Our last Spring Workshop Reading will be on Monday, May 22nd. We're delighted to be working with David Valdes Greenwood and Eugenie Carabatsos. We'll be hearing and discussing selections from David's The Last Catastrophist and Euegenie's We Will Not Describe the Conversation.
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.
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.
Join us at the Back Room at Jimmy's No. 43 (43 E. 7th Street in the East Village) from 6-9 pm.
In Other News:
There are some tremendous things happening here at the Bechdel offices, and by offices we mean my living room. Last night our fundraising committee had a surprisingly festive meeting to chat about our soon-to-be non-profit status, an exciting new partnership, a major fundraising event, and The Bechdel Group's upcoming foray into the world of published anthologies.
Want to know more about these exciting developments and our Summer Events? Check this space June 6th! Our June News Post will have details! In the meantime, enjoy the weather and we'll see you on the 22nd.
The Bechdel Group
Working to challenge the portrayal of women in film and on stage.