We are beyond excited to invite you to the first reading of our Fall Series! Please join us at our Monday, September 25th from 6pm - 9pm Fall Kickoff Party to hear and discuss selections from Alan Olejniczak's Transgress and Rachel Mann's Say It Out Loud.
Transgress is a one-act play on the detainment of Dora Ratjen, Nazi Olympic athlete and gold metal winning woman's high jumper, who was later arrested for impersonating a man.
Say It Out Loud presents us with a family gathering that brings home three adult siblings and one trans friend where a feminist professor and a food writer contend with their newly-devout Orthodox daughter.We are excited to partner with The Drama League for this reading, and will be presenting Alan and Rachel's work in The Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Studio Lab at 32 6th Ave, New York, NY 10013 (in the former AT&T building). (The A/C/E Canal Street station has an exit directly into the building during business hours (exit at the south end of the train.))
Did we mention that this event is BYOB? That's right - it's a party. Bring a drink and celebrate our playwrights, The Drama League, and the beginning of The Bechdel Group's fourth year.
Speaking of Space ...
Many of you have already heard the unhappy news of the closure of Jimmy's No. 43. We have been incredibly fortunate to have been sponsored by Jimmy's over the past three years and are devastated by this loss. We are thrilled to be working with the Drama League for our September reading (and our next 24 Hour Challenge), and are searching for a permanent home.
How Can You Help?
Our Write for Women September Fundraiser kicks off September 15th. It is more crucial than ever that we meet our $5,000 goal, now that we've lost our space sponsor. We hope to keep out work going (and expanding) far into the future - and just a $10 donation from you can help us make that happen. Although the fundraiser doesn't officially start until the 15th, you can make a donation now. Want to help spread the work? Send us an email and we'll give you email and social media templates.
The Bechdel Group
Working to challenge the portrayal of women in film and on stage.