Loquitur Theatre seeking monologues for ‘Femage a Trois’

Loquitur Theatre launched the first ‘Femage a Trois’ project earlier this year, with a four star, critically acclaimed, simply and beautifully crafted show. Previews at The Vaults, Waterloo and Hackney Showroom led to a week long run at the Edinburgh Festival. It featured three incredible monologues written and performed by exceptionally talented people.

As the Femage a Trois format was so dynamic and successful, they are reimagining the same platform for 2017 and seeking new submissions from writers for our next production.

 What to submit:  The evening will retain the standard elements: ‘Three women. Three stories. Three impossible decisions’. It will be comprised of three 15-18 minute monologues – it absolutely must be minimum of 15 minutes and a maximum of 18 mins (please read aloud to and time it before you send it to us). Each monologue will tell the character’s story at a moment of climactic stress, or at a point where she is faced with a difficult decision or perhaps where she has nowhere to turn.

In their own words:

Theme/Genre:

“Each piece must be human, deep, poignant, touching but also comedic – in whatever form the comedy takes, hilarious or dark; the comedy of humanity must shine through the monologue and support the audience engagement with the story. We actively encourage a big reveal moment towards the conclusion.”

Demographics:

“It is imperative that the three monologues accurately represent the society we live in, therefore we actively seek *human* stories, and those which can be told in a non-White setting – they don’t have to be written for a particular demographic, the story just has to be open to being performed by anyone. It could even be genderless; we want stories that can be without regard to where the actor and character comes from.”

Age:

“A broad reach of age is important and one of the integral elements of the format. We request submissions which tell either a story about a young person at 14-30 years old, or an adult at 30-55 years or a mature adult at 55+. We are very specific about the age demographic: 40 is not the ceiling for age and we don’t want to limit our art to a 20-35 demographic. Everyone else is already doing that – we want to be different. You are welcome to make multiple submissions for one age group or across all the age groups.”

How to apply:  Please submit scripts in pdf format, sent to  with ‘Femage a Trois’ and your pen name in the subject line.

If you have another story about women that doesn’t fit into the Femage a Trois format, do feel free to send it through but make it clear that it’s a separate submission. We’re always on the look out for new material.

Deadline: 11 November 2016 at noon 

Source: Playwriting UK Facebook Group

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