The Bechdel Brigade


MOXIE Launches: The Bechdel Brigade

Advocates for Female Theatre Makers
Sponsored by the Dea and Osborn Hurston Audience Engagement Program


MOXIE is proud to announce the formation of a new and powerful group of lesbian community leaders: The Bechdel Brigade. This powerful posse will advocate for MOXIE’s mission to create more diverse and honest images of women for our culture by bringing sisters together in support of equal representation on the American stage.

Join the Brigade at MOXIE for Bechdel Brigade Nights and enjoy our regularly programmed season with some extra moxie thrown in. Each event features discounted Brigade tickets, an exclusive pre-show reception catered and sponsored by The Wild Thyme, early seating, and a private chat with the Director about the art, the artists, and how the production scores on the Bechdel Test.

Upcoming Brigade Events

Saturday, Feb 2, 2018 @ 8pm  Brigade Night: HERLAND
Featuring a pre-show reception with a performance by the San Diego Women’s Chorus, and post-show discussion with the playwright, Grace McLeod.
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Date TBD  Brigade Night: YOGA PLAY


Join the Bechdel Brigade as a Donor

Join MOXIE Theatre’s Bechdel Brigade named for Alison Bechdel, in honor of women’s voices and representation within media. As a Brigadier, you’ll receive discounts on your tickets to Brigade night, hear about special events before anyone else, and most importantly, you ensure that MOXIE is able to continue supporting women’s voices and outreach in the LGBTQ+ community.

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Or call (858) 598-7620 to join the MOXIE movement today.


The Bechdel Test


allison_bechdelThe Brigade is named after Alison Bechdel, the American Cartoonist and creator of Dykes to Watch Out For which coined the Bechdel-Wallace Test”, used to evaluate whether works of fiction give fair representation to women. Bechdel’s graphic memoir, Fun Home, was recently turned into a Tony Award-Winning Musical on Broadway. Now the Brigade borrows her name as a rallying cry to support women’s voices in theatre and in turn, to inspire women to use their voices in their community.

Bechdel Brigade Chair, Toni Robin of TR/PR Public Relations, is proud to spearhead the task force. I’ve been a fan of MOXIE Theatre since the four amazing women founded it in 2004 and have admired their efforts to present honest and diverse women’s voices on stage. There is something special about seeing ourselves represented on stage, behind the scenes or in the audience. Our goal with this effort is to expand all three. And who better to honor with this initiative than Alison Bechdel? She’d be a great MOXIE girl!”


MOXIE passed the Bechdel Test!

Our Bechdel Brigade launch party was a huge success! Brigadiers were invited to a preview performance of BLUE DOOR at MOXIE Theatre on February 3, 2017 and enjoyed a pre-show reception and private meet and greet with the director. Photos from the event below!