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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: March, 2019
Mar 15, 2019

Chi Thai is a Vietnamese born, British raised filmmaker. She has been a Cannes Lions finalist three times and her work has competed at Academy accredited festivals. She is part of the Guiding Lights alumnus & listed in Creative England’s Top 50 companies.  She is currently in production with Automat, a new film starring Sophie Wu.

 

Chi is one of the founders of BEATS: a not-for-profit organisation founded by British East Asians working in Theatre and across the Screen industry seeking to humanise British East Asians, increase the visibility of British East Asians on stage and screen, and advocate for the use of the term British East Asian.

 

Chi’s #FeministFave is White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.

 

Recommendations...

 

The Ridiculous Darkness The Gate Theatre until Mar 23

 

Us Against Whatever Hull Truck Mar 27 - Apr 3

 

Homegrown Festival: Occupy Battersea Arts Centre Mar 19 - Apr 12

 

The Phlebotomist Hampstead Theatre Mar 19 - Apr 20

 

Pah-La The Royal Court Apr 3 - 27

 

Going Through The Bush Mar 28 - Apr 27

 

Small Island National Theatre Apr 17 - Aug 10

 

Waitress Adelphi Theatre until Oct 2019

 

 

 




Mar 4, 2019

 

Lauren Steele is a drag king, burlesque performer and activist. She is a founding member of Pecs drag king collective, and performs as Thrustin’ Limbersnake.

Pecs latest show SEX SEX MEN MEN is on at The Yard until March 16. Watch the iconic trailer for the show now.

Lauren’s #FeministFave is The LOL Word comedy, a collective made up of queer womxn and non-binary comics. They host regular nights at The Albany and have been performing a show at VAULT Festival with a ‘prom night’ theme.

Beth’s #FeministFave is Generation Z, especially the teenagers taking part in the School Strike for Climate.

Pippa’s  #FeministFave is Jeanette Winterson’s book Written on the Body.

Be in our audience: Bechdel Theatre Podcast is recording LIVE at VAULT Festival on Sunday March 10 at 16:45.

More recommendations…

Becoming– Stratford Circus Arts Centre March 6 – 9

I’m A Phoenix, Bitch – Battersea Arts Centre until March 9

The Paper Man – Soho Theatre until March 9

Boots – The Bunker until March 16

And The Rest Of Me Floats – The Bush until March 16

The Trick – The Bush until March 23

Inside Bitch – The Royal Court until March 23

Richard II – The Globe until April 21

Emilia  – Vaudeville Theatre March 8 – June 15

A Hundred Words For Snow – Trafalgar Studios March 5 – 30

96 Festival – Clapham Omnibus until March 31

Smack That (A Conversation) – Ovalhouse until March 16 and touring to locations including Essex, London, Portsmouth, Oxford, Salford, Newcastle, and Salisbury throughout 2019.

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