BATS Improv: The Bechdel Test

Wed Jun 22 2022 03:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

BATS Improv: The Bechdel Test

The Bechdel Test (coined by Alison Bechdel in her 1980’s comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For) asks three simple questions:

Are there two women in the story?
Do they ever talk to each other?
About something other than a man?

We live in a world where statistically, stories are overwhelmingly centered on male characters and peopled by men. Female characters are often unidimensional, reductive accessories in the stories of men!

This original improv show created by Lisa Rowland puts multidimensional, fully fleshed-out, and complicated female characters at the centers of stories. Exploring an unconventional storytelling style and with a mostly female cast, the BATS crew aims to break out of stereotypes often served up in mainstream film and television.

Running time: approximately 90 minutes including a short intermission