SEEN: Aftermath

Sunday 01/12/2019

Final Stage

The reign of terror is over, but it’s legacy remains brutally present. The truth of our fragile condition has been stared down, and now we all face troubling questions. How do we recover from violence? Do we run from it? Do we learn to live with it? Do we seek revenge? Do you feel fearful, guilty, stronger? Do you miss it? Dust off the debris and rise from the ashes. When everything has changed, how do we start again? 

Please be aware that although this theme follows the VIOLENCE SERIES in concept, we view it as open and flexible; please know that writers may respond in absurd and indirect ways. Focus on the micro or macro, the shared or personal experience, play with genre, form, and content. Exercise as much artistic freedom as the theme allows.

In correlation with the Violet Burns Award, this month we will only be accepting scripts from female writers (please note this definition is trans inclusive). We are especially interested in receiving submissions from people of colour, LGBTQ+ individuals, disabled individuals, working class individuals and those who identify as trans / non-binary.

As always, SEEN will be three 10-minute script-in-hand performances which all respond to a particular theme, followed by a post-scratch Q&A/discussion between writers and the audience.


Photo credit: Aiyush Pachnanda

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