WHOOP ‘N’ WAIL REPRESENTS…MAYDAY – Open Submission Brief
Whoop ‘n’ Wail have opened the submission window for their next Represents… showcase!
WHOOP ‘N’ WAIL REPRESENTS…MAYDAY
WRITER’S SUBMISSION BRIEF
What is Represents…?
With brand new plays from both male and female writers, Represents…is a showcase with a difference.
Whoop ‘n’ Wail have committed to achieving gender equality on the UK stage by creating a night of entertaining, engaging theatre with all plays having significant roles for women.
Consisting of six fifteen-minute shorts, each piece of writing must pass the Bechdel Test – they must include at least two named female characters who, at some stage, talk to each other about something other than a man. Inspired by Alison Bechdel’s 1987 comic strip, The Rules, the Bechdel Test has become the benchmark for gauging fair representation on stage and screen.
The sold-out launch of Represents… in Nov 2014 featured work by both established and emerging playwrights and directors invited by the curators to kick off the inaugural event. Represents…Desire
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