Frequently Asked Questions
Are you associated with Alison Bechdel?
No. We named Bechdel Theatre after the ‘Dykes to Watch Out For’ comic strip by Alison Bechdel, but not in collaboration with the artist herself. Alison Bechdel is not personally involved or affiliated with this organisation in any way.
Do you use the Bechdel test?
Yes, but we don’t take it too seriously. We use “The Test” as a starting point to provoke conversation on how gender is represented in performance. We’re very inspired by lots of other aspects of Bechdel’s work beyond the test that’s named after her!
What percentage of shows pass the Bechdel test?
We don’t measure or keep data on “how many” shows pass The Test and we don’t consider ourselves gatekeepers of how “well” a show passes.
Can a solo show pass the Bechdel test?
We think that solo shows can absolutely pass The Test - particularly if there is multi-role-ing or audience participation!
Are you trans-inclusive?
Yes. We aim to amplify people of all marginalised genders which includes cis women, trans and non-binary people.
Do you produce theatre?
Not really. We aren’t a production company, and mainly focus on amplifying the work of artists, but we do put on special performance and cabaret events.
Do you have a theatre building or performance space?
Can you review my show?
No, but we can feature it on our platforms and promote it to our followers.
If we’ve seen your show we might be able to do one or more of the following to help you connect with audiences:
Feature it on our social media.