Broken Nose Sets BECHDEL FEST Lineup

Broken Nose Sets BECHDEL FEST Lineup

Pictured (top, l to r): Benjamin Brownson, Elise Marie Davis, Allison L. Fradkin and Michael Allen Harris with (bottom, l to r) Beth Hyland, Nancy Garcia Loza, Kristi Parker-Barnhart and Loy Webb.

Broken Nose Theatre has announced the full line-up for BECHDEL FEST 6: REVOLUTION, an annual festival inspired by the Bechdel-Wallace Test. Created by cartoonist Alison Bechdel, the test asks whether a work of entertainment features at least two women in conversation about something other than a man.

Presented as part of Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series, BECHDEL FEST will play three performances only July 29, 30 & 31 at Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted St. in Chicago. For more information visit

BECHDEL FEST 6: REVOLUTION (from the press release):

Written by Elise Marie Davis | Directed by Spenser Davis
A suburban book club is on track to reserve a booth at their neighborhood’s annual Community Cookout –until the cookout sponsors realize the book club focuses exclusively on lesbian erotica.

Written by Michael Allen Harris | Directed by Martin Hanna
The Society – a secret spy organization founded, funded, organized, and run by black women – is about to send their most skilled agent on a brand new mission: a covert infiltration with the potential to change the world.

Written by Cleo Shine | Directed by JD Caudill
A shy highschooler decides to reveal her true self to her girlfriend, even if it risks changing everything.

Written by Allison L. Fradkin | Directed by Kim Boler
A devout mother and her three daughters seem perfectly comfortable within the confines of the restrictive “Christian Patriarchy Movement.” That is, until sex education gets unexpectedly added to their home-schooled curriculum.

Written by Nancy Garcia Loza | Directed by Laura Baker
Two Mexican-American friends struggle with the ups and downs of seeking help, dealing with trauma – and setting boundaries with their hard-to-ignore families.

Written by Beth Hyland | Directed by Brian Balcom
As the “Occupy Wallstreet” protests rage on the East Coast in 2011, several college students strive to be part of the movement… on their tiny liberal arts campus in Gambier, Ohio.

Written by Kristi Parker-Barnhart | Directed by Julia Skeggs
Two neighbors. One shared back porch. This means war.

Written by Loy Webb | Directed by Deanna Reed Foster
On the eve of her high school prom, a young woman decides to break the rules in her own special way.

Written by Benjamin Brownson | Directed by Adrienne Matzen
Two strangers find their night of casual fun unexpectedly lengthened when a neighborhood riot erupts around them.

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