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 are looking for writers to submit brand new theatrical monologues to the Popelei Seed Commission 2020, under the theme 'Women in Lockdown'.

CALL FOR WRITERS

Popelei invite you to write and send in a new short monologue (maximum 4 minutes) for a female character who has had some kind of restriction placed on her liberty. Her freedom could be restricted physically, psychologically, emotionally, sexually or anything you can imagine. Her locks and bolts could be very overt or they could be subtle. Her story could take place in the past, the future or the present. 

She is not a victim, she is someone who has found her own way of operating and communicating in a restricted world - be that quietly or loudly. 

We'll select 25 pieces and pay £100 for each chosen monologue. We'll cast 25 actors to self-tape each monologue. The result will be shared online by Popelei, bringing new stories to life digitally and allowing the public to view new work for free. 

The commission is focused on female characters rather than writers and we welcome submissions from writers of all genders. We also welcome writers of any level of experience.

Please send your piece by email in PDF format to hellopopelei@gmail.com by 5pm on 10th April 2020. 

CALL FOR FEMALE ACTORS

Would you like to be part of the Popelei Seed Commission 2020 and bring a new Women in Lockdown monologue to life?

We'll assign the selected actors a fee of £100 and one of the winning monologues (maximum 4 minutes) for you to self-tape. This result will be shared online by Popelei, bringing new stories to life digitally and allowing the public to view new work for free. 

Please send a link to your video showreel if you have one, or a self-tape of you performing a short contemporary monologue, to hellopopelei@gmail.com by 5pm on 10th April 2020.

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