The Popelei Seed Commission
WOMEN IN LOCKDOWN
A digital commission project in 2020
Top Eight Lockdown Monologues - The Guardian
"There is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind." - Virginia Woolf
This was not the first time in history that women have been isolated behind closed doors and it won't be the last. In these extraordinary times, we asked writers to respond to the theme 'Women in Lockdown' and generate stories of women facing and overcoming restricted lives.
Every weekday in May 2020, we posted one of our 25 winning short pieces by astounding and imaginative writers, handpicked from over a 1000 submissions and then commissioned by Popelei.
Some of the UK’s best locked-down female actors self-taped and breathed life into these fresh and original characters, creating bite-sized videos still available here to watch for free.