This weekend, we celebrated our THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY. On June 30th, 2014 The Bechdel Group held its inaugural workshop reading, featuring Chisa Hutchinson's Somebody's Daughter (which just closed off-Broadway!).
Since then, we've workshopped 49 scripts by 41 playwrights that included more than 200 new roles for women. Our 24 Hour Writing Challenges have produced 40 new ten minute plays. And our third annual staged reading is scheduled for late August of this year.
A Call for Help ...
We are thrilled to have come this far, and now it's time for more. We are preparing to file for official non-profit status, so that we can continue to offer our free workshops, produce staged readings, and host special events like our Write-Ins and 24 Hour Challenges.
In September, we'll be Running a 5K – that is to say, we’re launching a fundraiser to raise $5,000 in order to meet our goals. We are putting together our fundraising team, and are putting out the call for Team Leaders. Love us? Want to help us promote our fundraiser? Email Gina at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll give you details. It's fun. It's easy. I promise.
A Call for Actors and Playwrights ...
Our bi-annual 24 Hour Challenge is upon us!
On Monday, July 24 from 6-9pm we will present up to 10 short plays written in a mere 24 hours!
We will be taking:
Here's what will happen:
Have a fabulous week, and hope to hear from all you potential Team Leaders soon.
The Bechdel Group
Working to challenge the portrayal of women in film and on stage.