The podcast that uses the Bechdel test to talk about gender & representation on stage.
Discussion, dialogue and debate.
Extra-special guests talking gender, feminism & criticism at VAULT and beyond.
Hot tips for #BechdelTest smashing shows to see.
An ASK THE AUDIENCE #FeministFaves session: an invitation to talk about something or someone you're obsessed with - give listeners that dose of feminist inspiration that they need in their lives.
As seen Live at VAULT Festival 2016 and on the Funny Women stage at Edinburgh Fringe 2017, featured in The Tung Magazine's Top 5 Podcast Episodes of 2017, and named in The Guardian as change-makers transforming British theatre in 2018.
Previous podcast guests have included: Rubyyy Jones, Isley Lynn, Katie Leung, Hot Brown Honey, Cherrelle Skeete, RashDash, Lauren Barri Holstein, Milk Presents, Yolanda Mercy, and Jade Anouka.
Bechdel Theatre is run by Beth Watson & Pippa Sa, a pair of activist performers who can't watch ANYTHING without their feminist lenses on.
Through Bechdel Theatre they use social media, stickers on posters at theatre festivals, post-show conversations, blogging and podcasting to amplify under-represented voices on stage. They create space for conversations which link what's happening in the theatre to world to what's going on elsewhere - in entertainment and life.
Bechdel Theatre has hosted special events and post-show conversations at theatres across London, including Theatre Deli, The Bunker, The Park, Ovalhouse, The Finborough, Theatre 503, and Wyndham's Theatre in the West End. They have hosted workshops at The Pleasance, The Mono Box, Bristol University and Out of Joint.
In 2018 they were featured in a Guardian article on influential "change-makers" working to transform British theatre.
Hosts: Pippa Sa & Beth Watson
Special Guests: TBC
The Tung Magazine
Top 5 Podcast Episodes of 2017
"The excellent women at The Bechdel Podcast invited Tutku Barbaros into the studio to talk about racial representation in theatre... Tutku is brave and open about her own experiences of whitewashing in the theatre, and the importance of nuanced and thoughtful approaches to stories that aren’t ones own."