The Popelei
Seed Commission 2020

WOMEN IN LOCKDOWN 

"There is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind." - Virginia Woolf

This is not the first time in history that women have been isolated behind closed doors and it won't be the last. 

 

Popelei put a call out for writers to submit brand new theatrical monologues to the Popelei Seed Commission 2020, under the theme 'Women in Lockdown'. We were also looking for female actors ​to self-tape them. 

After receiving more than 1000 submissions, we selected 25 monologues and cast 25 actors to self-tape each one. Every artist receives £100 for their contribution. The results will be shared online by Popelei, bringing new stories to life digitally and allowing the public to view new work for free. 

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2020

CHOSEN MONOLOGUES & WRITERS 2020

A Piece of My Skirt

Writer: Chrissie Gittins

Actor: Jennifer Aries

His For The Winter

Writer: Marli Roode

Actor: Hannah Morley

Aos Sí­

Writer: Éimear O'Neill

Actor: Charis McRoberts

Not To Praise Him

Writer: Tjawangwa Dema

Actor: Brigid Lohrey

Do My Nipples Look Big In This?

Writer: Liyah Summers

Actor: Nicole Castillo-Mavromatis

The Woman On Top

Writer: Matilda Leyser

Actor: Liv Spencer

Accidently On Purpose

Writer: Nicole Latchana

Actor: Florence Howard

Clouds

Writer: Emily White

Actor: Ffion Evans

The Bird Trap

Writer: Darren Donohue

Actor: Julie Root

 

The Kings

Writer: Emma Williams

Actor: Maggie Evans

 

Morning After

Writer: Megan Cronin

Actor: Eimear O'Neill

Untitled

Writer: Farah Najib

Actor: Sophia Capasso

A Short History Of A Shopping Trolley

Writer: Ginni Manning

Actor: Joyce Greenaway

Fruit

Writer: Katie Arnstein

Actor: Emmy Rose

 

Mute

Writer: Emily Glaze

Actor: Sophie Cartman

 

Vomit

Writer: Babirye Bukilwa

Actor: Bethany Fenton

563 Days

Writer: Naomi Westerman

Actor: Bryony Miller

 

Glass Screen

Writer: Eliza Jones

Actor: Dannie Harris

 

She-Bear

Writer: Rebekah King

Actor: Peace Oseyenum

 

Centuries Apart

Writer: Laura Turner

Actor: Natasha Magigi

Mary Anning

Writer: Sophie Fretwell

Actor: Chandrika Chevli

 

For Hannah (Home Bargains)

Writer: Tiffany Bowman

Actor: Kat Rose-Martin

 

Embarrassed

Writer: Katie Arnstein

Actor: Laura Bayston

 

Killing Biff and Chip

Writer: Claire Marie Perry

Actor: Kristy Philipps

 

Padlocks

Writer: Ella Godfrey

Actor: Anna Tammela

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