100 Minutes of Genderless Plays 8/19
To Our Esteemed Playwrights:
On December 11th, 2013, Geena Davis wrote a story in The Hollywood Reporter attempting to solve the problem of having too few female characters in the media. She suggests two steps to solve this problem. One of those steps is as follows:
“Go through the projects you’re already working on and change a bunch of the characters’ first names to women’s names. With one stroke you’ve created some colorful unsterotypical female characters that might turn out to be even more interesting now that they’ve had a gender switch.”
Well, Geena, the Unknown Artists (the theater company that does Play Club West on a weekly basis) would like to do you one better. On August 19th, we hope to produce 100 minutes of gender-less works, or TEN 10 minute plays.
On August 19th at 7:00 pm, we’ll throw character names in a hat and have our actors read the characters they have drawn. Are you excited, yet?
What we need now is a collection of plays, and we’re reaching out to you! Your task would be to write a ten minute play about an important moment in somone’s (or a group of someone’s) lives where any character can be played by any gender-ed person. The important aspect of your play should be the moment itself not the orientation or gender of the person experiencing it.
Interested? Willing to throw your name in the ring?
If so, email Literary Director, Tripp Pettigrew, at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm interest and submit your 10 minute play before July 1st. We’ll select the 10 plays we’re most interested in.
Game on. (And if anyone has a connection to Geena, let’s get her ass there!)