Broken Nose Theatre presents BECHDEL FEST 7: MOMENTUM, the company's annual festival of new short plays featuring an ensemble of female-identifying and non-binary actors talking about things other than men.
Presented as part of Steppenwolf's LookOut Series, BECHDEL FEST 7 has four performances, August 25 - 28, 2019 at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted St. in Chicago.
Tickets for all BNT productions are available on a "pay-what-you-can" basis, allowing patrons to set their own price and ensuring theatre remains economically accessible for all audiences. Suggested price is $25. Tickets are currently available at www.steppenwolf.org or by calling (312) 335-1650.
The lineup includes:
ALL I REALLY WANT
By Jillian Leff | Directed by Becca Holloway
A first-year cadet at West Point decides to share some unexpected news with a military veteran - who also happens to be her mother.
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI OF THE STANTON SCHOOL
By Ryan Oliveira | Directed by Alison Dornheggen
The annual fundraising dinner for a prestigious all-girls school hits a major speed-bump when one of their "unsuccessful" alumni starts speaking her mind.
by Grace McLeod | directed by Madisen Dempsey
Alone in her bedroom, a horny teenager journeys deep into her own personal dreamscape in search of satisfaction.
By Dolores Diaz | Directed by Ben Locke
Five girls on a drum-line consider the terrifying future that awaits them if the current tempo of the nation keeps accelerating.
LAUGH OUT LOUD
by Michael Turrentine | Directed by Alejandro Tey
In the unforgiving world of stand-up comedy, two women look behind the jokes to explore what's really on each other's mind.
THE GREAT WHIRLPOOL OF THE NIAGARA
By Robert Koon| Directed by Jen Poulin
A concerned daughter follows her hydrologist mother north of the border in the wake of a family tragedy.
By Michael Allen Harris | Directed by Brittney Brown
In a deep-South state where abortion has just been outlawed, the wife of a prominent politician seeks help from a woman who runs a clandestine health clinic.
OPERATION MARSHMALLOW FLUFF
By Hallie Palladino | directed by Benjamin Brownson
A famed clairvoyant, who claims to speak to the dead, is confronted by a group of outspoken women who are not quite "True Believers."
By Jenni Lamb | Directed by Nadya Naumaan
Stationed along the conveyor belt at a recycling sorting center, three employees grapple with questions of idealism, reality, and planning for the future.
Ghostlight Artistic Associate Song Marshall performs in Operation Marshmallow Fluff.