‘Ouch! ‘BBC wants your true disability stories for live event

Ouch‘ runs the disability part of the BBC and a podcast with a focus on disabled people and diverse stories. It wants your stories of relationships for a live event.

It is looking for surprising, funny and engaging tales of friendship, dating and love – unrequited or otherwise – that you could tell on stage. You must be disabled, the story true, and it involves disability in some way.

For instance, you are blind and want to speak about the time you thought your partner was snogging someone else in front of you. Or, how your physical differences made intimacy a bit tricky. Or about the unwanted advances of people who assumed you might be easily pleased.

As well as performing it to a friendly crowd it was also be filmed for future use.

More details here  and there will be updates on a podcast.

Terms and Conditions

  • Please note that this is not a competition. The BBC is not offering prizes and guarantees no future opportunities.
  • The storytellers who tell their story on the night will not receive a fee but  will be able to offer some expenses for travel or accommodation and support costs by negotiation.
  • Contributors should be 18-years-old or more.
  • The final contributions will be curated and edited by the BBC Ouch production team. Copyright of the recordings and editorial control will rest with the BBC.
  • It is not guaranteed that all the storytellers on the night will come via this process.

How to apply:  Email ouch@bbc.co.uk or send a message on Facebook. Tell them about yourself and the tale you wish to share and they will be in touch to let you know the next step. If you have a great story, but need some “access” to tell it, they will work with you to make it happen.

Deadline: 15 January 2017

Source: Playwriting UK retweeted BBC WritersRoom post

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