Each week we look through our pile of writing opportunities to pick out one we think is particularly worth your time. It could be an innovative brief, great prize money, a high-profile company, or just plain fun.
This week’s pick: The Female Gaze seeking monologues about women in film
Description: The Female Gaze is an online film magazine run by playwright Sarah Gonnet, that features reviews and longer pieces
on film and TV.
They are currently seeking monologues of 5 minutes in length, written by women, about women in film. The idea is that the chosen monologues will be tied together to create a play that would be performed live, as well as publication of the script, and associated workshops about women in film.
You are asked to pick and write about one woman from the list provided, which can be found here. If there is a woman you would like to write about which can’t be found on the list, feel free to go for it.
Ten monologues will be chosen for the final play.
What’s so great about it? This is a great opportunity for female identifying writers to not only be produced, but to work collaboratively with other writers on undiscovered female stories.
You are asked to pick from a list of female figures throughout history, and then write a piece upon your discretion. This means you have the creative freedom to write however you like about a woman who is yet to have her story told to the world. You can also write about a woman not given on the list, meaning you have even more of an opportunity to tell an untold story.
If this sounds like the opportunity for you, the deadline to apply is 8 January 2018.
Read full details here.
Please note, we’ve posted this for your convenience and we’re not affiliated with the organisers of the opportunity.
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