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 by Bash! Boutique, early seating, and a private chat with the Director about the art, the artists, and how the production scores on the Bechdel Test. Sponsored by The Wild Thyme Company.


Upcoming Brigade Events

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 @ 7pm  Brigade Night: Voyeurs de Venus
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Friday, Oct 19, 2018 @ 7pm  Brigade Night: Fade
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Saturday, Feb 2, 2018 @ 8pm  Brigade Night: HERLAND
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Date TBD  Brigade Night: YOGA PLAY


Join the Bechdel Brigade for Season 13 2017/2018

Bechdel Brigade Season Subscription $117
All the shows. All the glory. The best way to support women who rule the stage. Save $21 when you purchase a Bechdel Brigade Subscription instead of single tickets to Bechdel Brigade Nights (4 total) featuring a pre-show reception and libations catered by Bash! Boutique. Also, receive invitations to each First Look: Designer and Cast Presentation event, a ticket to Hookman, a Production in Association with SDSU, and a sassy Brigade T-Shirt to rock at each of these events.

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Or call (858) 598-7620 to join the 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!