The Female Edit seeking work from female writers

A Call to Arms for our scribing sisters!

“The 14th of December this year will mark 100 years since the first woman in the UK cast a vote. The first time a woman had a say in who would make the decisions that affected her. It would take another ten years for all women to be granted that right, but still, it was a momentous occasion worth celebrating, don’t you agree?

Earlier this year we formed a female creative collective to develop a piece ofwork to commemorate this centenary, and as a response to #MeTooand the Time’s Up movement. On the 14th of December 2018, at Above the Arts Theatre in Leicester Square we will be celebrating this groundbreaking event with an evening of pieces, produced, directed, written, and performed by women. 

What they are looking for: they are still looking for some additional writing for our show andwould love submissions of monologues, duologues, songs, or spoken word which hold up a mirror to contemporary female experience, or are inspired by or based on the achievements of extraordinary women, or the gagged, mute, invisible and hidden; those who have been airbrushed from history.

With that said they would really like a selection of pieces which not only examine oppression but are celebratory, that are bold and unapologetic or posit an alternative way of being; an opportunity to re-write the narrative.

Each piece should be no longer than 10 minutes. At this stage in proceedings, what they can offer with regards to remuneration in that the profits from the show will be equally divided amongst those taking part. There is no entry fee.

”It is our intention for this to be the inaugural event to launch an ongoing, collaborative group of creators who get together on a monthly basis to discuss issues and stories, current and historical, that matter to women, and will inspire and inform our future work as individuals and as a collective. We want to keep the conversation alive, and to make our contribution towards the issue of gender equality as well as give opportunity to women in our industry who are still woefully underrepresented. As Emmeline Pankhurst said, ‘You have to make more noise than anybody else…you have to be there all time’!”

How to apply: please email your work to:

Deadline :21 October 2018 at 4pm

Source: direct contact

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