Intersectional feminism benefits everyone.
What We Are
*What is the Bechdel Test?
Bechdel Project's name comes from what is popularly known as the "The Bechdel Test" based on Alison Bechdel's** 1985 comic strip "The Rule" in "Dykes to Watch Out For." Shockingly, there are only three criteria to pass the Bechdel Test:
The story must have at least 2 women.
They must talk to each other.
About something besides a man.
**Ms. Bechdel is not personally involved in the organization in any way.
Who We Are
Maria Aparo is a queer feminist, multidisciplinary artist, producer, former sex worker, activist, and mother. Renowned for her groundbreaking projects that defy expectations, Maria fearlessly blurs the line between art and life while challenging societal norms. With a decade of experience in producing and theater management, Maria brings a wealth of expertise to Bechdel Project. www.mariaaparo.com
Lucy works internationally as a theatremaker, physical theater artist, dancer and choreographer. Flournoy is a co-founder and co-artistic director of the physical theater company HUFFSTREET Theatre Co. and is Chair of the Board of the Physical Theater Network, e.V. in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. www.lucyflournoy.com
Jens is an award-winning artist, activist, and co-founder of Bechdel Project who focuses on devised and ensemble-built work across multiple mediums. When not busy in Brooklyn, he enjoys teaching movement and playmaking at universities across the country. www.jensrasmussen.info
Where We Are
Bechdel Project's studio spaces are located on the unceded lands of the Lanape people. We recognize that we benefit from the ongoing legacies of colonialism and white supremacy, even as we work to dismantle those systems. We are committed to uplifting BIPOC voices, respecting traditional lands, and working with communities towards reconciliation.