"our capacity to generate excitement is deeply affected by our interest in one another, in hearing one another’s voices, in recognizing one another’s presence.”

-bell hooks

Bechdel Project Educational Programs


Experience Bechdel Project’s "life-changing" workshops and residencies - designed to profoundly illuminate where we are and where we want to go.

Even our one hour workshop can forever change how you see the world and your role in it.

Previous clients include Virginia Tech, UCONN, University of Illinois, Gordon College, Principia College, Kalamazoo College, and others!


The Workshop:

Bechdel Project artists will lead your students and faculty through their unique mix of interactive exercises. Participants leave with heightened awareness to the world around them, as well as feeling empowered to make a change in the world. Past participants have called it "Life-changing" and "Inspirational."

3 Day Residency:

The 3-day residency builds on the exercises in the 1-day residency and quickly moves into writing short Bechdel passing works. Day 2 is spent on new work and rewrites, and on Day 3 those pieces are presented in a staged reading. "One of the most amazing things I have ever experienced."

1 Week Residency:

Our most intensive residency. Three sessions per day consisting of a morning writing block, afternoons built around physical practice and ensemble-building exercises, followed by evening writing, devising, or rehearsals. The week culminates with a performance of the student’s work. Suitable for up to 18 highly motivated participants.

6 Week Residency:

A complete immersion into female narratives written and performed by your students. While the 3-day Residency is a quick sketch, our 6-week Residency allows for a deeper unpacking and exploration of women’s stories. Students write pieces that are then staged as a bare-bones evening of short works or combined into a singular company-devised piece. In either case, you have a night of theatre that can be presented as a stand-alone event or be part of the season.


Fortune 500's and startups are learning that the story of their corporate culture impacts their brand and their bottom line. Bechdel Project's equity, diversity, and inclusion programming goes beyond lectures, power-points, and role-plays to rearrange the molecules of your organization.

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