The Bechdel Group's New Play Development Reading Series
The 2022 Winter/Spring Workshop Season
Our September and October readings will be via Zoom.
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Our March - May readings will be at TheTankNYC.
Monday, February 28th, 6:30 pm ( via zoom):
Lisa Konoplisky's Redemption Game
"What happens when Amanda – an adrift 30-something – and her Uterus both set out on their own mythic quests? Amanda is chasing her missing joy and Uterus is fed up with the limitations and expectations of, well, being a Uterus. What will they discover as they journey towards authentic self-awareness and recognition?"
Tuesday, March 1st, 6:30 pm (via zoom):
Paula Fell's The Rooster's Tale
"A medieval peasant must protect her son from rumors about his sexuality and her favorite rooster from accusations of heresy."
Sunday, March 20th, 1:00 pm (via zoom)
An afternoon of ten minute selections of plays shortlisted for our season. Featuring:
Monday, March 28th, 6:30 pm (live at The Tank)
Lauren Wimmer's Mods
"As the days trudge on delving into the bowels of the internet, social media moderators for MyHappyPlace (including newcomer Milton) numb themselves from the horror they see on a daily basis in ways that may lead to destruction."
Sophie McIntonsh's Eleven Months of Nuclear Summer, or The Longest Preseason in the History of Camp Aster's Nationally-Recognized Wilderness Program for Young Women
"Camp Aster’s staff are just starting to settle into their roles when an unfortunately-timed nuclear apocalypse derails their summer plans and strands them in the Maine wilderness."
Monday, April 25th, 6:30 pm (live at The Tank)
Triza Cox's Melodies in E
"In the early 1920s Harlem jazz, Black activism, and number running abound. These worlds collide after an icon is murdered."
Nina Mansfield's Dazed and Defrosted
"1984’s Teacher of the Year returns to the classroom after being cryogenically frozen for 35 years only to discover that shoulder pads aren’t in, she can’t smoke in the teacher’s lounge, and the parents are no longer on her side."
Monday, May 23rd, 6:30 pm (live at The Tank)
Riley McCarthy's The Lesbian Play
"On the night of the 2016 presidential election, Boston University's Women Loving Women Club gathers at their president's Back Bay apartment to celebrate the birthday of one of their own. With tensions already bubbling and cracking under the surface and their inner relationships with one another on the brink of extinction, the Women Loving Women Club is thrust into political turmoil as they wage war on each other over their political identities, the definition of lesbianism, and who can even consider themselves 'LGBTQ.'"
Bechdel Resident Kendra Augustin's Sisterhood in the Time of the Apocalypse
Read more about this project here.