Theater, Musicals, Opera and The Bechdel Test
I woke up early this morning, and while idly thinking about season planning and scene selection for acting classes, I wondered if there were any plays that passed the Bechdel Test. A quick google led me to realize that there wasn’t a database of passing plays, like there are for movies.
And so I set up out remedy that gap. I whipped together a quick google doc, put out the call on facebook and twitter, and in a couple of hours, I found myself administering a rapidly growing list of plays. I added musicals and operas as separate categories, and then a friend suggested that I add a “reject” pile to see which scripts fail the test.
The entire list is here, in a non-editable format. If you’d like to add to the list, please click here!
Here is a read-only version of list, be sure to scroll down!