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The Popelei Seed Commission 2018

Popelei wants to hear more female stories. We want to help create space for female stories to be told and heard. We are opening a commission for performance-based work with narratives focused around women. 


We want ideas that are both brave and vulnerable. The work we commission will demand to be listened to, and will make audiences look at the world through a different lens. 

In 2018, we opened a commission for performance-based work with narratives focused around women and helped launch 5 incredible projects. In 2020, this commission took a bold turn and we are now looking for writers and actors to work with us

digitally. Find out more here.

Our 2018 winners received:

•    Seed commissions of up to £1000 towards research and development time and space in London or Bristol. 


•    Help organising an informal initial sharing of the work in front of an audience. 


•    Mentoring and advice. 


•    Creative support with script development, dramaturgy and workshopping ideas. 


•    Ongoing development. We are keen for commissions to form the beginning of ongoing creative collaborations between Popelei and other artists. 

The 5 chosen projects for 2018 were:


By Peyvand Sadeghian



By Conway McDermott


Us Six

By Mariana Aristizabal & Malena Arcucci


Invisible Silver

By Paula David


The Maroon Queen

By Ariane Barnes

Follow this link to read more about our 5 fantastic chosen projects!​

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