Selina Thompson is an artist and performer based in Leeds, who has been creating autobiographical work since 2014.
salt. Is part of a wider body of Selina’s work looking at Black British identity. It focuses on grief, home, Afro-pessimism, the Black Atlantic, the forgetting of the UK’s colonial history and the impact that has on the daily life of Caribbean communities in the UK today.
Rochelle Rose is an actor and singer who is playing the role of The Woman in salt. for the show’s Royal Court run.
Rochelle’s #FeministFave is her Grandmothers.
Selina’s show recommendations…
Travis Alabanza’s Burgerz (touring throughout 2019, including Edinburgh throughout August)
Sue MacLaine’s Vessel
Alexandrina Hemsley & Seke Chimutengwende’s Black Holes
Demi Nandhra’s Life Is No Laughing Matter
Unfolding Theatre’s Hold On Let Go (Battersea Arts Centre, then Edinburgh throughout August)
Tim Etchells’ To Move In Time
Beth & Pippa are hosting an audience discussion after Kill Climate Deniers at The Pleasance on June 8th - use the code BECHDEL12 to get a discount ticket and join the conversation.
Bechdel Theatre is going to Edinburgh Fringe to record our podcast, support artists, and find shows that pass the Bechdel test with flying colours!
Florence Schechter is the founder of the Vagina Museum, which will be the first ever bricks-and-mortar museum dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and the gynaecological anatomy. You can donate to the Vagina Museum's Crowdfunder Page to help them make the museum a physical reality.
Rejoicing At Her Wondrous Vulva The Young Woman Applauded Herself is Bella Heesom's second collaboration with director Donnacadh O'Briain and co-performer Sara Alexander. You can listen to our interview with Bella about her previous show My World Has Exploded A Little Bit in episode 2 of our podcast.
Florence’s #FeministFave is Second Shelf bookshop in the West End which sells rare and antiquarian books, modern first editions, ephemera, manuscripts, and rediscovered works by women.
Beth’s #FeministFave is Lizzo’s new album Cuz I Love You
Pippa’s #FeministFave is the book Fierce Femmes and Notorius Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir by Kai Cheng Thom
Funeral Flowers Bernie Grant Arts Centre May 29 - June 1
Salt. Royal Court until June 1
Does My Bomb Look Big In This Soho Theatre until June 8
Firecracker (First Bite) Ovalhouse June 6 - 8
Sweat The Gielgud June 7 - Jul 20
Fantabulosa! Touring outdoor festivals across England until September
Kill Climate Deniers The Pleasance June 4 - 28
(including a Bechdel Theatre post-show audience discussion on June 8)