by M.J. Moneymaker, board member of The Bechdel Group
Thanks to your fabulous support we are able to continue our new works readings that pass the Bechdel test. Join us in one week for our next reading on Monday, October 30th. Let us know that you are attending via our Facebook page.
Siblings, politics, grief, physics, and fraud all come together for a fabulous night of new work. We are hugely excited to be featuring selections from two amazing playwrights, with two very different takes on family bonds.
In Claudia Haas' Making Some Noise, three sisters gather for the anniversary of their mother’s death on 9/11. Having sat shiva every year since 2001, they ask themselves: what is the make-up of a life? And what happens when one no longer wishes to continue the tradition of grieving?
And in Lolly Ward's Theory of Nothing, once upon a space-time continuum, a scientist married a sculptor and had two kids who lied. In one wild night of discovery, secrets unravel to reveal lost ambitions, lost loves, and lost minds.
Please join us on Monday, October 30th from 6-9 pm. We are thrilled to be holding this month's reading in the basement room of Mr. Dennehy's Irish Pub, at 63 Carmine Street in the West Village. Have a drink, have a meal, and have a festive chat about our two fantastic scripts.
In the meantime, you can listen to one of our 10 minute play podcasts. This play was part of our 24hr Writers' Challenge this year. The prompt for writers - write about love, but not romantic love. The challenge culminates into an evening of 10 minute play readings. In addition to the readings, we have been working on turning them into podcasts. We are also working to develop book anthologies of these plays.
So, let's review The Bechdel Group criteria before you listen to this play:
We present: "For Mr. Cuddles" by Erin Moughon
The Torn Letter by Martijn de Boer (NiGiD) (c) copyright 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. dig.ccmixter.org/files/NiGiD/51329 Ft: Doxent Zsigmond
The Crime by reiswerk (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. dig.ccmixter.org/files/Reiswerk/55464 Ft: Anchor
Sounding mixing and editing (improving with each podcast)
The Bechdel Group
Working to challenge the portrayal of women in film and on stage.