SLAMinutes is a cabaret with a conscience, taking the issues that most need shouting from the rooftops and doing so with writers, performers and creatives of all kinds. A social barometer for what is really going on.
SLAM are looking for 30 writers who identify as male or have loved and cared for someone who is to submit one minute on men’s mental health.
There’s a lot being carried on our shoulders and a collective identity that requires us to brave it out. One in eight men in the UK have a mental health condition, but how many talk about it. SLAMinutes would like to prove that it can be spoken about – loudly – it can be shared and used, powerfully: therapeutically for the artist, destigmatising for the audience, impacting change and raising money for charity.
Sharing experiences , as entertainingly as possible, whilst showing that no one is on their own in it.
Whatever your take on mental health is, your creative discipline, your perspective, your thoughts, your feelings and everything in between. They want to hear it and understand it, in the hopes that it will help others too.
To be performed at Arcola Theatre, 27th August. This is an unpaid opportunity, proceeds will be donated to Mind. SLAMinutes works in 3 ways: we create and perform which is inherently therapeutic, have our voices heard – impacting change and we raise money for mental health charities to do even more work to improve mental health.
Deadline: Friday 5th August 5pm
Source: BBC Writersroom