Slackline Productions is looking for submissions again… This time, they’re seeking your best monologues or two-handers…
Send them either:
- A short monologue (2-3 minutes), featuring a strong female-identifying character aged 35+
- A short two-hander (5 minutes) which will be filmed virtually and embraces that (two actors will not be in the same room, so use that in your storytelling), also featuring a strong female-identifying character aged 35+
They’re looking for:
- Playwrights who identify as female
- At least one character aged 35+ who identifies as female
- Work that sticks to the above time constraints!
- Great stories – the plays don’t have to be political, nor do they have to be female-only. Slackline loves an uplifting story, even if the content is sad/dramatic/difficult. They also love things a bit quirky!
What happens next:
If your monologue or play is chosen, Slackline Productions will match it up with an actor to perform it. Slackline will virtually rehearse/direct the work with the actor, record it, then feature it on their YouTube channel. These plays will be promoted with the same gusto that Slackline promotes their live productions- in other words, they will do everything they can to get your name out there and to encourage as many people as possible to see your work.
Call for Submissions Deadline:
Slackline will choose one play every Wednesday, starting 25th March to be aired the next Wednesday. Please note that submissions will roll over to the next week, so no need to re-submit!
The first chosen first piece will hit YouTube on 1st April. Slackline plans to air a minimum of six monologues/plays (the typical Slackline Stories programme), but will keep going if amazing work comes their way (especially if everyone stays stuck inside)!
Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Slackline Productions is committed to highlighting and celebrating female-identifying playwrights and directors, especially those writing strong roles for women 35+ (and they won’t let coronavirus stop them from doing that!!) They look forward to reading your work!
Deadline: Weekly on Wednesdays from 25 March 2020
Source BBC Writersroom