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 with 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

Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 @ 7pm  Brigade Night: IRONBOUND
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Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 @ 7pm  Brigade Night: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
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Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 @ 7pm  Brigade Night: BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!)
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Friday, May 18, 2018 @ 7pm  Brigade Night: THE MADRES
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Join the Bechdel Brigade for Season 13 2017/2018

Brigade Subscription Packages


All Access Icon $150
All the shows. All the glory. The best way to support women who rule the stage.
Receive a ticket for each of Season 13’s Brigade Nights (4 total) and invitations to each First Look: Designer and Cast Presentation event.  Throw in a sassy Brigade T-Shirt to each of these events.

Part Time Artist $80
Half the shows. Extra love. A good way to get to know MOXIE.
Receive tickets to the next two Bechdel Brigade Nights (2 total), invites to 2 First Look events, and a Brigade T-shirt to show your love to your friends.

First Time Lover $45
Put your toe in the water. A fine way to see if this theatre thing is for you.
Receive a ticket to Bechdel Bridade Night: IRONBOUND, an invite to the First Look for that production, and a Brigade T-shirt to top it off.

Call (858) 598-7620 or email 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!