WINTER WEIRDERLAND MARKET
Old Hair Xmas Party
Thursday 14th December, 8pm
Oh come all ye faithful joyful and triumphant…
Check out their world liquifying tape “B’rxvaiww Vgr-aiz’vst Eicaeqcyxy L’vranndkhb’vorr Vts’aicraexxth”
Remember when the greatest band in town played under that bridge? Bridge Gig
Graduate Fashion Design GSA
Tuesday 23rd January, 6pm
A work in progress show hosted by graduate fashion students at Glasgow School of Art,
a snapshot of their processes as they work to produce their final collections and showcase at Graduate Fashion Week
Civil Disobedience presents…
Tuesday 30th January, 7pm
Persistent & Nasty
A script reading and debate series for the female-identified voice in stage and screen. Male, male-identified, and gender fluid audience members are also very welcome.
Persistent & Nasty is a platform with a focus on the voices of female-identified humans working, writing, and performing in the stage and screen industry. It was born from the frustration and anger of four actresses/writers, fed-up with the treatment of women across the industry; from the lack of profile female writers get, to the way that women are treated in the casting process.
All are welcome to this first event in our Persistent & Nasty series (men/male-identified people are encouraged to join us too). Just come on the evening of the event and pay a small (£3-£5) donation on the door.
HOW THE EVENT WILL WORK
The format of the evening is in two parts. First there’ll be a rehearsed reading of a piece of writing for theatre or film by a female-identified writer. This will be followed by an open forum discussion with an invited industry guest, addressing any issues the work points to and that affect women on a cross-industry level. Audience members will be encouraged to take place in this debate.
Our goal is to create an event that is safe and supportive, but that is also an act of protest. We’ve reached a tipping point in our culture where misogyny and the silencing of marginalised voices will no longer be tolerated. The event will be recorded for an accompanying podcast that will serve as documentation of our thoughts, ideas and grievances. We intend to be heard.
WE’RE LOOKING FOR FEMALE WRITERS
We’re currently inviting female-identified writers to submit scripts for the reading part of the event. The organisers (see below for more details) will select a script from the submissions that they will read at the event.
CRITERIA FOR THE WRITERS:
- Only female and femme-identified writers will be considered.
- Scripts should be 15-30 minutes in length (approximately 20-30 pages).
- The script can be written for theatre or for film.
- Priority will be given to scripts that explore themes of gender equality, challenge traditional gender roles, and/or examine feminist issues.
- Priority will be given to scripts that have more than one female character.
- Casting will be age, ethnicity and disability blind.
- If the submitted script is an excerpt from a longer piece, the excerpt should be able to stand alone and be understood.
- Please use as close to industry standard formatting as possible. Minimum requirements are 12pt font size, double line spacing, and page numbers.
- Alongside the script itself, please provide the following:
- a brief synopsis
- character descriptions
- a few words on what inspired you to write this particular piece
- a short biography
HOW WRITERS APPLY:
Please send the above information to Louise Oliver at:
Deadline for submitting scripts is 5pm on Friday 15 December 2017.
“Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with absolute truth.” Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex