JOHN BECHDEL - Alison's brother, around 6 years old. Intelligent, composed, with a quiet coiled intensity; has spent her life trying to be a good mother and wife while turning a blind eye to her husband’s affairs with other men; eventually she becomes frustrated and exhausted by her tumultuous, emotionally. Alison Bechdel by Beth Malone Bruce Bechdel by Michael Cerveris Helen Bechdel by Judy Kuhn Small Alison by Sydney Lucas Medium Alison by Emily Skeggs Christian Bechdel by Oscar Williams John Bechdel by Zell Morrow Joan by Roberta Colindrez Roy/Mark/Pete/Bobby Jeremy by Joel Perez Last Update:April, 06th 2016. The final scene of Bechdel's memoir suggests the possibility of healthier relations between Alison and Helen. musical character in the musical Fun Home by Jeanine Tesori. As the years pass, Alison discovers her own sexuality and the secret life of her closeted gay father. Welcome to the Bechdel family. Helen’s deep disappointment in how her life has turned out envelops Marod in a shroud of loneliness and despair. Throughout the film, the film also tells the story of Bechdel's father Bruce and her mother. The play opened in Broadway on April 2015 and closed in September 2016, after which a national tour in the United States will follow starting October. The touring production previously visited the area, anchored by two brilliant performances: Kate Shindle as Alison Bechdel and Robert Petkoff as her father Bruce. Because free speech is one of the few instruments left to liberate ourselves. Fun Home I Broadway Previews I March 29, 2015 I M4A I Tracked Cast: Michael Cerveris (Bruce Bechdel), Judy Kuhn (Helen Bechdel), Beth Malone (Alison), Emily Skeggs (Medium Alison), Sydney Lucas (Small Alison), Oscar Williams (Christian), Zell Steele Morrow (John), Roberta Colindrez (Joan), Joel Perez (Roy/Pete/Mark/Bobby Jeremy). Helen Bechdel a character in Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (author, illustrator) Characters based on this: Helen Bechdel. At Lawrence, I’ve given numerous educational lectures on topics such as the history of same sex marriage, on inclusive bathrooms, on Bechdel’s Fun Home, and on trans history and identity. Less than ten miles away, Beech Creek, Pennsylvania, was her home for most of her childhood. However, Bruce Bechdel's homosexuality, which arguably forms the emotional core of Fun Home, remains a secret for most of Alison's life. The mythic method is always a personal archive, and Bechdel -- who mentions Joyce often in Fun Home-- replaces antiquity with the histories of her mother, Winnicott, Woolf, and others. As the director of the family funeral home business (the Fun Home of the title); he prepares the dead for burial, while also teaching English at the local high school. With the release of her candid new book, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, Bechdel has finally opened up a lifetime of her secrets for all to see. Helen Bechdel, as portrayed by her daughter, is a very intelligent, witty and accomplished woman, but also often emotionally distant and withholding. died Sunday, Sept. Here are a few lines from her obituary: "Helen was a devoted mother, a gracious hostess, a superb cook, and a consummate housekeeper. Please accept Everhere's sincere condolences. * Actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity Association. "As I think I?ve written to you before, the Bechdel Test is total and complete bullshit. Moniz says Helen is trapped in a “difficult situation” as a devout Catholic married to a man who is unable to acknowledge and honor. Samantha/Helen as Samantha gets into the van (mentioned by lots of people) 2. Lea Salonga as Helen Bechdel in a scene from "Fun Home. I'd argue it's one of its clearly weaker points, mostly owing to the absence of meaningful female characters (who therefore only interact with male characters). Friday, October 25 at 8p - In Tongues. Helen Mirren helps pass the Bechdel Test If seniors watch the most television and support films geared to them, it is a very good idea to write stories that appeal to this demographic. 31 May 1989. Music by Jeanine Tesori Book and lyrics by Lisa Kron Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel Directed by Lois Anderson. Imagery and role models are so important. “Bechdel Test” is one of over 500 new words added to the M-W dictionary in September 2019. Fun Home is short for funeral home, the family business that her father, Bruce Bechdel, inherited. Samantha Maidlow portrays the adult Bechdel; Emily Monus portrays the author at age 19; and the real life mother daughter team of Gina Whalen and Maura Whalen take of the roles of Helen, Bechdel's mother, and the youngest of the three biographical roles. Join us and experience this new initiative at Steel River Playhouse. Roy, Mark, Bobby Jeremy - John Crampto n. While doing research for this blog, I came across the real Helen Bechdel's obituary from 2013. The idea of a mother uninterested in her own children and husband seems unnatural; so, Helen looks like a bad mother. The New York. Of course, the tortured and torturing Bruce can have more empathy with Alison - and be more grimly protective of her - than Helen Bechdel, her mom, and Lisa Schacher delivers a nicely nuanced portrait. 2019 English Symposium. 1 reference. musical character in the musical Fun Home by Jeanine Tesori. Through a British colonel (Helen Mirren) and lieutenant general (Alan Rickman) who order the execution of terrorists in Nairobi, Kenya via a drone missile strike. Helen was born in Lock Haven, PA, in July, 1933, the third of four children born to Andrew and Rachel Fontana. fictional human. Death and history loom over the Bechdel funeral home, the historical museum lovingly crafted by its director, Alison's father Bruce Bechdel (Todd Yard), and cared for by her mother, Helen Bechdel (Laura Marie Duncan). It’s about her father, Bruce Bechdel. Originally best known for the long-running comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, she came to critical and commercial success in 2006 with her graphic memoir Fun Home, which was subsequently adapted as a musical and won a Tony Award for Best Musical in 2015. Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Michael Cerveris, as Bruce Bechdel) Best Leading Actress in a Musical (Beth Malone, as Alison Bechdel) Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Judy Kuhn, as Helen Bechdel) Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Emily Skeggs, as 19-year-old Alison) Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Sydney Lucas, as small Alison). " This is a new perspective about Helen that I had never considered. I love to act, and currently finishing my Thesis for my Master! Have a wonderful family in Beech Creek!. Alison Bechdel, bringing it all back ‘Home’ - The Boston Globe In 1988, she began a short-lived page-length strip about the staff of a queer newspaper, titled "Servants to the Cause", for The Advocate. Article: Michael Cerveris, the actor who has received many Award who also received Award of Lucille Lortel for their performance in celebrated the musical Fun Home from Broadway, has perfectly got confirmed for repeating their performance as the Bruce Bechdel over the Broadway during the spring. Bechdel drew large-scale self portraits on butcher paper to loosen up in 2007-08, and these are scattered throughout the exhibition. Helen’s deep disappointment in how her life has turned out envelops Marod in a shroud of loneliness and despair. The book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, with music by Jeanine Tesori, tells the story of Bruce Bechdel, husband of Helen, father of Christian, John and Alison. Then Helen discusses playwriting and musical roles for women throughout history before showing a slew of recent movies that pass her new 'Beyond Bechdel' test. Her family also owned and operated a funeral home, dubbed the Fun Home by Bechdel and her two brothers. The 25 best movies that pass the Bechdel Test with flying colors. Alison Bechdel was a well-known name in the gay community for her long-running comic strip, Dykes to Watch out For. fictional human. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann. Young Alison Bechdel lives in Pennsylvania with Helen, Bruce, and her little brothers Christian and John. This news came as a shock to Alison as the image used for this scene shows herself on the floor with a look of disarray. Bechdel's 2006 graphic memoir, the critically acclaimed, best-selling Fun Home, is a raw examination of her coming of age and her relationship to her father. It seemed incredible to me at the time (and still does) that one person could pull off a book like Fun Home. ALISON BECHDEL -- 43 years old. And then there is Megan Marod’s Helen Bechdel, mother to Alison and her two younger brothers, wife of Bruce and keeper of the chaos. Submissive, disapproving, and beneath it all, the caretaker, with self-loathing to match her husband's. But the action of the play draws a parallel between the fall of Troy and conflicts in our time. The Bechdel Test was created by Alison Bechdel in 1985 to indicate the active presence of women in film. ” As the adult Alison draws, revises, observes and ponders, the same person in the earlier stages of existence comes to life, along with Alison’s other family members. The internet has been warmed this week by the fires between Harvard critic Helen Vendler and former U. 10 Questions with Helen Walsh, Writer-Director of The Violators. She has been involved in many Erie Playhouse productions, most recently in the ensemble of EVITA and the Old Lady in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. Alison Bechdel was a well-known name in the gay community for her long-running comic strip, Dykes to Watch out For. FUN HOME, based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways. HELEN BECHDEL – Alison’s mother 20's to 40's. MyLife Background pages like this appear in Google searches six times each second and can be seen by millions of people. In 2006, Bechdel was the. The successful feature has been a comics-page staple of several dozen alternative newspapers since the mid-1980s, and is regularly collected into book form. Bechdel died peacefully at home after an illness on May 14th, 2013. Young Alison Bechdel lives in Pennsylvania with Helen, Bruce, and her little brothers Christian and John. I highly recommend you check out it out. Note: Gabby Pizzolo replaced Sydney Lucas mid-show August 1st, 2015. Sara Mackie* as Helen Bechdel Sara is grateful to be a player in this production at Ensemble Theatre, where some of her credits include Hands on a Hardbody , all three Wonderette iterations, Rabbit Hole, Mauritius , and many holiday favorites since 1999. ) as Helen Bechdel, Karen Eilbacher as Joan, Robert Hager as Roy, Lennon Nate Hammond as John, Pierson Salavdor as Christian, Anthony Fortino, Amanda Naughton, Sofia Trimarchi and Michael Winther. Helen Bechdel Guest Book | View 2 of 34 Entries: "Mrs. Early Life. Fun Home, a musical memoir based on an autobiographical graphic novel by Alison Bechdel is an even more unusual enterprise than some recent Public Theater musicals. Lily Lexer, Mary Tuomanen, and Kim Carson. But she kept going: Are You My Mother?, which scrutinises her relationship with Helen,. Meanwhile, Bechdel is best known to pop-culture grazers, who don’t know her cartoons and memoirs, as the inventor of the ingenious. Helen was born on July 26, 1933 and passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Michael Cerveris. BRUCE BECHDEL - Alison's father HELEN BECHDEL - Alison's mother CHRISTIAN BECHDEL - Alison's brother, around 10 years old JOHN BECHDEL - Alison's brother, around 6 years old ROY - a young man Bruce hires to do yard work MARK - a high school junior JOAN - a college student PETE - a mourner. By Lauren O The relationship between Helen and Melanie is a beautiful thing to watch as it develops and the only mention of. BRUCE BECHDEL – Alison’s father 20's to 40's. The idea of the Bechdel Test caught on, and you can now visit the Bechdel Test Movie List, a giant community-run resource that catalogues over 4,000 films which have women talking to each other about not-man things. In 2015 Judy starred as Helen Bechdel in the Tony Award winning production of Fun Home (Tony & Drama League Award Nominations), a role she created in the original Off-Bway production at the Public Theater (2014 Lucille Lortel Award). Here is Helen Bechdel's obituary. At the play’s start, she is a secretary at an office. The character of Alison (Anna Lise Jensen) is always onstage,. Rita has completed an amazing run as Helen Bechdel in "Fun Home" at TheatreSquared. " Throughout her life, Helen has built up a routine of how her life should (and should not) work, and for the most part she is able to stick to it. Reminiscent of Art Spiegelman's Maus, Fun Home explores the relationship between Alison and her closeted father, Bruce Bechdel, to shed light on themes such as gender, the coming-out process, and the complicated dynamics of family life. Samantha Maidlow portrays the adult Bechdel; Emily Monus portrays the author at age 19; and the real life mother daughter team of Gina Whalen and Maura Whalen take of the roles of Helen, Bechdel's mother, and the youngest of the three biographical roles. Helen attempts to reassure Small Alison that the psychiatrist will help her father, but she too refuses to elaborate. Helen Fontana Bechdel of Bellefonte died peacefully at home after an illness on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. The movie has to have at least two women in it 2. instance of. * Together with 13 youths, Jan draws up a report on the state of affairs in matters of gender diversity and gender equality in the world today. (Bechdel Web Site). I haven't traded for 1 year , and now i come back to tarde, and looking for some videos. Cast: Beth Malone (Alison), Sydney Lucas/Gabriella Pizzolo (Small Alison), Emily Skeggs (Medium Alison), Michael Cerveris (Bruce Bechdel), Judy Kuhn (Helen Bechdel), Zell Steele Morrow (John Bechdel), Oscar Williams (Christian Bechdel), Roberta Colindrez (Joan), Joel Perez (Roy). BRUCE BECHDEL - Alison's father - Early 40s. As the show unfolds, meet Bechdel at three different life stages as she grows and grapples with her uniquely dysfunctional family, her sexuality, and her father's secrets. BRUCE BECHDEL – Alison’s father 20's to 40's. Present: Helen Bechdel (Vice-president), Gay and Jim Dunne, Rob Fisher and True Fisher (President), Joyce Hagen, Debbie Ingram (Arts Coordinator), Judith Schardt, and Peter Schneeman (Secretary). Broadway's Tony-winning musical Fun Home has welcomed Tony nominee Rebecca Luker to the company in the role of Helen Bechdel. In the play she acknowledges her pain of living her husband’s lie. Eileen Bechdel at VOLUSIA COUNTY SCHOOLS Contact Details - find the Job Title, Phone#, Email Address, Social Profiles (Including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter) and the list of co-workers of Eileen Bechdel at VOLUSIA COUNTY SCHOOLS, and much more!. dramashoperie Gretchen H. UPDATED: 9/2018. Alison Bechdel, born September 10, 1960 in small-town Pennsylvania, led a childhood which was truly unique. Fun Home Cast List on Broadway. Above this little blurb of a letter from her father, Bechdel writes, “Instead of at last confiding in me, he took the novel approach of assuming that I…. Kaisa Hammerlund (Alison Bechdel), Zubin Varla (Bruce Bechdel), Jenna Russell (Helen Bechdel), Brooke Haynes (Small Alison), Eleanor Kane (Medium Alison), Charlie McLellan (Christian Bechdel), Ramsay Robertson (John Bechdel), Cherelle Skeete (Joan), Ashley Samuels (Roy/Mark/Pete/Bobby Jeremy). CHRISTIAN BECHDEL – Alison’s brother, around 10 years old. ALISON BECHDEL -- 43 years old. Bechdel portary's Helen throughout the novel with a stressed and painful look. F UN HOME follows Alison Bechdel from her youth, to her college years, and the present where she is writing her graphic novel autobiography. Bellefonte is mentioned 402 times on our forum:. Her language and drawings are impressively sensitive to the details of. Helen attempts to reassure Small Alison that the psychiatrist will help her father, but she too refuses to elaborate. Her previous stage work includes playing Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, Helen Bechdel in the Broadway production of Fun Home, and voicing the titular character in the Disney film Pocahontas. 5 at 7:30 p. Although the performance by Sydney Lucas in the official studio recording is outstanding, Pizzolo’s interpretation was more softly awed than declarative, bringing a tear to my eye. Helen Bechdel (Supporting): Female, 25-60. Helen Bechdel Faith Sandberg is happy to be making her debut at The Armory. It was not until college that Alison, who had. The disjunction between these separate threads—and between the image and text— enact the gulf between generations and their choices, between mother and daughter. She was a graduate of the Immaculate Conception High School and Lock Haven State Teacher's College. We meet her father, Bruce, the town funeral home director and high school English teacher who obsessively remodels their home to the exclusion of his family. BRUCE BECHDEL - Alison's father 20's to 40's. Bechdel's new memoir, Are You My Mother?: As for the mother in question, Helen Bechdel is drawn as a smart, productive go-getter, to be sure. I don't have new videos, but i still hope that you can find something interesting on my website. "Come To the Fun Home" for the sheer Mood Whiplash. Helen stopped kissing Alison goodnight when she was 7 years old, after finding a picture the young Bechdel drew of a doctor examining a little girl's "tee-tee place. Previously known for her syndicated lesbian-themed comic strip, which spawned the. Alison Bechdel is an American illustrator and graphic novel author. Helen stopped kissing Alison goodnight when she was 7 years old, after finding a picture the young Bechdel drew of a doctor examining a little girl’s “tee-tee place. In 2015 Judy starred as Helen Bechdel in the Tony Award winning production of Fun Home (Tony & Drama League Award Nominations), a role she created in. Both works presented an adult Bechdel reflecting on her father’s troubled life as a closeted gay man and his possible death by suicide. Helen-young. Alison Bechdel has joined Rube Goldberg as a cartoonist whose name is now a word in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Join us and experience this new initiative at Steel River Playhouse. com's master - Limited Trade Cast: Ben Platt (Evan Hansen), Mike Faist (Connor Murphy), Will Roland (Jared…. Strange Bedfellows: Joyce and Shakespeare in Alison Bechdel's Fun Home_for revision. The Bechdel test offers a simple way to gauge whether women are represented as full and complete characters; the DuVernay test (named after Selma director Ava DuVernay) does the same for characters from racial minorities. Yes, I’ve been with the Mutants for a few years now and written several dozen features and reviews, but I’m really just making up this whole “Look at me!. "Indeed this is far, far so different from my previous singing roles," said Lea as she defines her character as Helen Bechdel in the musical, Fun Home, which to her is a musical like no other. Joan Marcus courtesy Straz Center In her graphic memoir, Fun Home, cartoonist Alison Bechdel recalls a moment when, at about the age of 4 or 5, she was at a diner with her father and spotted a. These are the novels, poetry, memoirs, and fiction collections that brought them solace, solidarity, and self-acceptance. However you feel about that element of Helen's character, her caregiving nature is what unites her with her new hubbie, Dan Gunn. Bruce had a love for literature while Helen was a budding actress. Alison Bechdel, born September 10, 1960 in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, United States is an American cartoonist. The touring production previously visited the area, anchored by two brilliant performances: Kate Shindle as Alison Bechdel and Robert Petkoff as her father Bruce. The 2015 Tony Award Best Musical winner, Fun Home, with music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, is currently in production at American Stage. Both The Incredibles and its sequel pass the Bechdel Test, but it is the quality of female characters which really sells the film’s feminist messages. People/Characters: Helen Fontana Bechdel. Lea Salonga portrayed Helen Bechdel in Atlantis Theatrical’s staging of ‘Fun Home’ in 2016. While doing research for this blog, I came across the real Helen Bechdel's obituary from 2013. As a specific biographical person, Helen Bechdel is not particularly troubling. In 2015 Judy starred as Helen Bechdel in the Tony Award winning production of Fun Home (Tony & Drama League Award Nominations), a role she created in the original Off-Bway production at the Public Theater (2014 Lucille Lortel Award). Her parents, profoundly affected by their memories of the Holocaust, pass on, to both Helen and her older sister, a penchant for keeping their lives neatly, even obsessively compartmentalized, and a zealous determination to protect themselves from what they see as danger from the outside world. Medium Alison - Abigail Mack. Born in Beech Creek, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, USA on 19 JUN 1926 to William Brooks Bechdel and Florence Kitchen. Judy Kuhn Bio, Photos, Theatre Credits, Stage History - Judy is thrilled to be reprising her performance as Helen Bechdel in Fun Home for which she received a Lucille Lortel award in 2014. Bechdel drew large-scale self portraits on butcher paper to loosen up in 2007-08, and these are scattered throughout the exhibition. A person following the rule will refuse to watch a film that does not past the test: That two or more named females talk about something other than a man. Auditions for Trained Singers/Actors – Seeking versatile Equity and Non-Equity performers with strong singing abilities in standard and contemporary musical theater styles, in addition to strong acting capabilities. The 43 Best Musicals Since 2000 In the last 14 years, the 21st century has already offered some incredible additions to the musical theater pantheon. Helen Bechdel Faith Sandberg is happy to be making her debut at The Armory. Let’s try another test, GLAAD is proposing a complimentary test for movies to evaluate how well they depict LGBT. 2 with family history and genealogy records from Lock Haven, Pennsylvania 1889-1977. The touring production previously visited the area, anchored by two brilliant performances: Kate Shindle as Alison Bechdel and Robert Petkoff as her father Bruce. Allison Mickelson, who stars as adult Alison in "Fun Home" with Chris Porras, media director for Artslandia Magazine. YMMV / Fun Home. Bechdel Test Movie List /bech·del test/ n. Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling memoir, this groundbreaking musical introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories that celebrate the curiosity of childhood and the complexities of family. Helen Mirren is often touted as an anomaly. The concise gem (with no intermission), based on cartoonist Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir, here benefits from an evenly capable cast. Because Fun Home is a memoir, it is important that we look at what was going on around her at the time, to inform us on how the times may have affected her, her family, her relationships and where this memoir is truly coming from. Historical Person Search Search Search Results Results Magdalena Bechdel (1800 - 1872) Try FREE for 14 days Try FREE for 14 days How do we create a person's profile? We collect and match historical records that Ancestry users have contributed to their family trees to create each person's profile. It is Helen who reveals her husband's homosexuality to 19-year-old Alison. Perhaps the. Bruce had a love for literature while Helen was a budding actress. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Fun Home is the comically candid story of Alison Bechdel as she tries to understand her dysfunctional relationship with her father, a deeply closeted and mercurial funeral director. In the (shoddily edited) video above, you can see the street sign for Maple Avenue, the house itself, the gravesite of Bruce and Helen Bechdel, and copious telephone wires. Verge is honored to present the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Fun Home, a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. MEDIUM ALISON - 19 years old, a college freshman, gay. The Bridge Initiative: Women in Theatre was started in part through support from the Arizona Commission on the Arts (AZCA), an agency of the State of Arizona, whose mission is to create opportunities for all Arizonans to participate in and experience the arts. Alison Bechdel, “Fun Home” Over Thanksgiving I read the remarkable and widely applauded Fun House (2006), an illustrated memoir by Alison Bechdel, author of the syndicated comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. Helen's Etude - Fun Home OST From the hit Broadway musical adapted from the graphic novel memoir of the same name by Alison Bechdel. It covers her childhood, her coming out as a lesbian, and her father's death by likely suicide not long after. Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) added to our library collection…. in Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (author. TNT is overjoyed to be able to offer this moving and important piece as part of our 33rd Season. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the Fun Home. As the Bechdel kids join in they are all willing away the knowledge of something being wrong as Bruce seduces one of his old students upstairs from the family. The lines and furrowed brow on Helen’s face, coupled with her impassive speech reveal the toll Bruce’s misdeeds have taken on her. Her parents, profoundly affected by their memories of the Holocaust, pass on, to both Helen and her older sister, a penchant for keeping their lives neatly, even obsessively, compartmentalized, and a zealous determination to protect themselves from what they see as danger from the outside world. The internet has been warmed this week by the fires between Harvard critic Helen Vendler and former U. KRISTIN CARBONE* (Helen Bechdel) Broadway: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA (Crazy Marie), MARY POPPINS (Mrs. It’s sung by Helen Bechdel to her daughter Alison after dealing with her husband Bruce’s closeted life for so many years. In her fixation, Helen also tries ignores the fact that Sam had created a more ordinary life: she’s pregnant with his child. Her language and drawings are impressively sensitive to the details of. Join us and experience this new initiative at Steel River Playhouse. The test is a set of guidelines popularized by cartoonist Alison Bechdel that is often used to evaluate the representation of women in media. Helen Bechdel, a former actress who gave up her dreams to be the mother of a family, endures her husband’s erratic ways and endless, casual affairs with angry endurance. Christian Bechdel. Intelligent, composed, with a quiet coiled intensity. Introverted Sensing (Si) "Days and days and days, that's how it happens. Fun home bechdel essay help. Each character plays an intricate part in Bechdel’s story. Cast: Beth Malone (Alison Bechdel), Emily Skeggs (Medium Alison), Sydney Lucas (Small Alison), Michael Cerveris (Bruce Bechdel), Judy Kuhn (Helen Bechdel), Zell Steele Morrow (John Bechdel), Oscar Williams (Christian Bechdel), Roberta Colindrez (Joan), Joel Perez (Roy and others). I have this weird thing about Alison Bechdel where I'm bitter that she's now popular. She was a feminist, a long-time teacher of English and literature, an actress and costume designer, and a historic preservationist. Eileen Bechdel at VOLUSIA COUNTY SCHOOLS Contact Details - find the Job Title, Phone#, Email Address, Social Profiles (Including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter) and the list of co-workers of Eileen Bechdel at VOLUSIA COUNTY SCHOOLS, and much more!. Helen:Alison's mother, Helen Bechdel, is an English teacher and former actress. Megan is currently playing Helen Bechdel in FUN HOME at the Penobscot Theatre in Maine. Moonstruck is an utterly bonkers Oscar winning romantic comedy starring Cher and Nic Cage. MEDIUM ALISON – 19 years old, a college freshman, gay. 2017 so far has featured not only a slew of movies that present women in more prominent roles, but also in movies that better adhere to the female-friendly Bechdel test. A summer stock theater in central PA. Helen (Bechdel's mother) married Bruce in Europe, immediately following his service in WWII. [5] O seu pai era un veterano de guerra que daba clases nunha escola de Ensino Medio e, simultaneamente, administraba a casa funeraria da familia. BRUCE BECHDEL – Alison’s father 20's to 40's. As the show unfolds, meet Bechdel at three different life stages as she grows and grapples with her uniquely dysfunctional family, her sexuality, and her father’s secrets. Imagery and role models are so important. Alison later attended Simon’s Rock College, followed by Oberlin College later. Helen, who started this mess although not one of the Trojan women, is supposed to suffer greatly as well: Menelaus arrives to take her back to Greece with him where a death sentence awaits her. a daughter of the late Delbert and Relda Shawley Barnhart. I love to act, and currently finishing my Thesis for my Master! Have a wonderful family in Beech Creek!. Mainly because Helen was too busy to be chatting with her friends. Present: Helen Bechdel (Vice-president), Gay and Jim Dunne, Rob Fisher and True Fisher (President), Joyce Hagen, Debbie Ingram (Arts Coordinator), Judith Schardt, and Peter Schneeman (Secretary). Banks), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Tzeitel) and INTO THE WOODS (Milky White, the cow). HELEN BECHDEL, female, plays ages 36 to 46, Mezzo-Soprano (G3-E5): Alison’s mother. Yet, a few pages into Alison Bechdel's latest memoir, "Are You My Mother?" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 290 pp. The Bechdel test offers a simple way to gauge whether women are represented as full and complete characters; the DuVernay test (named after Selma director Ava DuVernay) does the same for characters from racial minorities. The main thrust of the plot is Alison trying to reconcile her own coming out as a. The upshot: Vendler didn’t like Dove’s Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry, and Dove didn’t like that Vendler didn’t like it. Joan - Charley Lapomardo. died Sunday, Sept. She was a feminist, a long-time teacher of English and literature, an actress and costume designer, and a historic preservationist. The move was confirmed by the producers of "Fun Home," which won this year's Tony Award for best new musical. Intelligent, composed, with a quiet coiled intensity. 1 reference. This news came as a shock to Alison as the image used for this scene shows herself on the floor with a look of disarray. Banks), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Tzeitel) and INTO THE WOODS (Milky White, the cow). But she kept going: Are You My Mother?, which scrutinises her relationship with Helen,. Author and cartoonist Alison Bechdel was born in Beech Creek, Pennsylvania, to Helen and Bruce Bechdel. This is the author's mother. Sara Mackie* as Helen Bechdel Sara is grateful to be a player in this production at Ensemble Theatre, where some of her credits include Hands on a Hardbody , all three Wonderette iterations, Rabbit Hole, Mauritius , and many holiday favorites since 1999. CHRISTIAN BECHDEL – Alison’s brother, around 10 years old. June 17, 2016 by Guest Editor. Helen Bechdel Faith Sandberg is happy to be making her debut at The Armory. [5] O seu pai era un veterano de guerra que daba clases nunha escola de Ensino Medio e, simultaneamente, administraba a casa funeraria da familia. One and all are welcome! A Vermont Arts 2018 event, Fun Home runs July 5th-28th at Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm (705 Main St in Weston). American comic-book star Alison Bechdel's new graphic memoir is a sequel to her 2006 debut, Fun Home, which turns to her complicated relationship with her mother. El seu argument era l'arribada a l'edat adulta d'Alison Bechdel, amb un èmfasi particular en la relació amb el seu pare, en Bruce Bechdel. there must be (1) two named women in the film, who (2) have a conversation about (3) something other than a man,. Bechdel:Alison's great-grandfather, who founded the family funeral home business. These are the novels, poetry, memoirs, and fiction collections that brought them solace, solidarity, and self-acceptance. Bechdel Family Member Biographies. Read More. view records. A musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel's graphic novel-memoir, opening June 7 at Farmers Alley Theatre, young, middle, and adult Alisons search for ways to connect with her father, Bruce, a small-town funeral director, antiques restorer, English teacher, and closeted gay man. Alison Bechdel on 'the problem of women writing' and why everyone could use an instruction manual. Helen begs and tries to seduce her husband into sparing her life. Helen Bechdel (Supporting): Female, 25-60. Focusing on writers Carole Maso, Mary Cappello and Alison Bechdel, the chapter incorporates practices of postmodernism and feminist thought to examine a shift away from traditional immigrant plots and generational adjustment to female-centred relations, complementary forms of mothering, and creative acts of artistic mothers, to whom daughters. A person following the rule will refuse to watch a film that does not past the test: That two or more named females talk about something other than a man. Bechdel was a wonderful and patient teacher. Click here to buy Fun Home tickets today!. Bechdel mentions Nixon and Watergate numerous times throughout Chapter 6, “An Ideal Husband”. Reyes "The casting was fantastic, and the light staging worked perfectly. "My mother stepped right out of Henry James -- a vigorous American idealist ensnared by degenerate continental forces" (66), Bechdel observes. This year’s “common reading” is Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, a provocative and beautiful graphic novel that is likely to elicit a sense of connection with the work itself as well as with its writer. Fun Home is a musical adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori from Alison Bechdel's 2006 graphic memoir of the same name. The same mantra is constantly farted out by people – “We need more strong female characters. LAURA MARIE DUNCAN* (Helen Bechdel) is thrilled to be making her SpeakEasy debut. He had a brother Paul and sisters Jane and Eleanor. Bechdel rejected stereotypical "girl" behavior by keeping her hair short and playing among boys. Fun Home is a 2006 comic memoir by Alison Bechdel, creator of Dykes to Watch Out For. Mobile Version Visit us from your smart phone anywhere you are. Fortunately, in the case of The Princess Diaries, there’s plenty of examples you can point to that show it passes the Bechdel Test. Itfocuses specifically on her parents, Helen and Bruce, and their role in. imported from Wikimedia project. This is the author's mother. The production is inspiring, moving and wonderfully funny and dark. In the play she acknowledges her pain of living her husband's lie. It is Helen who reveals her husband’s homosexuality to 19-year-old Alison. The Friends of the Guilford Free Library proudly announce a new initiative, the Books for Book Clubs Collection. Helen Bechdel Faith Sandberg is happy to be making her debut at The Armory. One of the first in our area to pioneer Geo Thermal Heating and Cooling systems. Originally published in 2006, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic is a graphic memoir that led Alison Bechdel to commercial and critical success. She is best known for her role as lawyer Olivia Novak in the 1987-94, and re-booted in 2019, television drama Street Legal. Fun Home - Workshop audio - October 27, 2012 Beth Malone (Adult Alison), Judy Kuhn (Helen Bechdel), Joel Perez, Roberta Colindrez (Joan), Sydney Lucas (Small Alison), Marin Moran (Bruce Bechdel). Helen Bechdel (Supporting): Female, 25-60. Helen Jones. Helen was born in Lock Haven in July 1933, the third of four children born to Andrew and. Posted on Mar 21, 2016 by Helen Rubinstein Mission Creek Presents: Alison Bechdel The Englert Theatre — Tue. Oscar Williams (IX) on IMDb: Movies, Tv, Celebrities, and more LATEST HEADLINES. Beth Malone (Alison Bechdel), Michael Cerveris (Bruce Bechdel), Judy Kuhn (Helen Bechdel), Gabriella Pizzolo (u/s Small Alison), Emily Skeggs (Medium Alison), Oscar Williams (Christian Bechdel), Zell Steele Morrow (John Bechdel), Roberta Colindrez (Joan), Joel Perez (Roy/Pete/Bobby Jeremy) Untracked 07/11/2015 - Broadway. As the director of the family funeral home business (the Fun Home of the title); he prepares the dead for burial, while also teaching English at the local high school. Employers can verify the licensure status of BECHDEL,HELEN F seeking employment. Alison Bechdel as a freshman at Oberlin college, discovering her sexuality. I was struck by the photo of this beautiful woman, with compassionate dark eyes and a Mona Lisa smile. Bruce and Helen had been living in Europe, but the death of Bruce's father forced them to return stateside to take over the Bechdels' funeral home business (which is the inspiration for the memoir's title). " A rare coming of age role. The University of Vermont's English Department offers comprehensive programs in literary studies that cover a vast range of human experience. The 43 Best Musicals Since 2000 In the last 14 years, the 21st century has already offered some incredible additions to the musical theater pantheon. During her busy preparation for Pangdemonium's Fun Home, Monique Wilson (playing Helen Bechdel) manages to talk with us about her acting career, Helen Bechdel and her current / future projects. A selection of stage credits and photos including: Charity Valentine in “Sweet Charity”, Charlotte in “A Little Night Music”, Red Queen in “Alice Through The Looking Glass”, Dorothy in “Forty-Second Street”, Maggie in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”, Maria in “The Sound of Music”, Guinevere in “Camelot”. In 2013, Kuhn originated the role of Helen Bechdel in the off-Broadway Public Theater production of the musical Fun Home, which began its run September 30, 2013 and opened officially on October 22, 2013. In Fun Home, Helen’s ‘la la la la’ combined with piano is an adult version of a child covering their ears and saying ‘lalalalala I can’t hear you’. He was the son of Claude and Dorothy Bechdel Bechdel. In PASSING THE BECHDEL TEST, choreographer Jan Martens opts for language in a radical manner. The main thrust of the plot is Alison trying to reconcile her own coming out as a. A hundred pages in, I said to myself — in Bechdel's own. Alison later attended Simon’s Rock College, followed by Oberlin College later. About FUN HOME The 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Fun Home is one of the most groundbreaking musicals to emerge in years. Previously known for her syndicated lesbian-themed comic strip, which spawned the. Celebrating 55 years of professional theatre!. Beth Malone (Alison Bechdel), Gabriella Pizzolo (u/s Small Alison), Emily Skeggs (Medium Alison), Michael Cerveris (Bruce Bechdel), Judy Kuhn (Helen Bechdel), Zell Steele Morrow (John Bechdel), Oscar Williams (Christian Bechdel), Roberta Colindrez (Joan), Joel Perez (Roy). My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. At the same time, Bechdel presents the coldness of her household; in one sequence her mother asks, “Do you love me?” and the question so shocks a. She is the 70-year-old actress who isn’t afraid to speak out about the iniquitous way Hollywood treats women, the septuagenarian who is considered a sex symbol, and an iconoclast who has taken on roles either traditionally played by men or originally written for them. Women, Film, and The Bechdel Test I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I don’t know what I’m doing. Early Life. Helen was born in Lock Haven, in July 1933, the third of four children born to Andrew and Rachel Fontana. read more.