Brenda and Tracy have backgrounds in acting and theatre, moved from New York to Phoenix, AZ and started The Bridge Initiative. Their mission is this:
“The Bridge Initiative: Women in Theatre incubates and celebrates professional female theatre artists, promoting gender parity across all theatrical disciplines.”
Turns out, theatre has the same gender representation problem film does. Brenda and Tracy are doing their part to sort that out. They are producing The Bechdel Test Fest which happens September 9th and 10th in Tempe and if you can possibly go, you should go.
And in case you are wondering, I do ask them if the festival will be all about periods and vaginas…stay tuned.