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Bechdel Theatre Podcast

Welcome to the first ever Bechdel Theatre Podcast! Originally created as a Twitter campaign in 2015 by Beth Watson and now a 50-minute women-in-theatre audible feast! Bechdel Theatre is directly inspired by the famous Bechdel Test which looks at gender representation in film - only now british theatre is under the microscope.
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Now displaying: April, 2017
Apr 4, 2017
Episode 3 - #BringAFeministFriend special on representations of Muslim girls, with Firdos Ali and Shaneela Rowah Al-Qamar talking about Homegrown and Hounslow Girl.
 
Firdos Ali is a playwright, currently writing a musical which will be previewed at Theatre Royal Stratford EastFirdos is co-curator of the Bunker Without Borders, and has 2 pieces of work being staged at the Bunker on April 4th and 8th.
Firdos' #FeministFaves were Deeya Khan of sister-hood.comEdna Adan who founded a hospital for women and children in Somaliland, and anti-FGM campaigner Layla Hussein.
 
Shaneela Rowah Al-Qamar is a business woman, founder of perfume company 
Shaneela's #FeministFave was Mona Eltahawy.
 
We watched
The Inconvenient Muslim - An Evening to Launch Homegrown at Conway Hall. 
Some of the publicity around the cancellation of the National Youth Theatre's production: The GuardianTelegraphChannel 4 and BBC.
&
The Diary of a Hounslow Girl by Ambreen Razia at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre. Featuring Nyla Levy, directed by Sophie Moniram.
We also watched a rehearsed reading of Coconut by Guleraana Mir, work in progress to look out for, which we'll be talking about more in the future.
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