ABOUT THIS SHOW

Bechdel Fest is an evening of new short plays featuring female-identifying and nonbinary characters talking about things other than men.

Created by cartoonist Alison Bechdel, the now-famous Bechdel-Wallace Test asks three questions about works of narrative entertainment:

1) Does it feature at least two women?
2) Do they talk to each other?
3) Do they talk about anything other than a man?

Since it's first iteration in 2013, Bechdel Fest has allowed Broken Nose Theatre to partner with some of the city's most outstanding artists to tell new and relevant nonbinary and women-centric stories that pass the Test with flying colors.

Broken Nose Theatre is one of Chicago's prominent Pay-What-You-Can theatre companies. They develop and produce new work that seeks to cultivate empathy, spark conversation, and amplify underrepresented voices, all while allowing audiences to set their own ticket price and removing the financial barrier that an admission fee can be for some who wish to experience live theater.

"Broken Nose really is redefining the storefront aesthetic in this city..." - Chris Jones

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

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Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.