How do we make sense of our place in the world? How much does where we are from determine who we are and what we can be? Where are we going in life? All of the questions are to be answered in WHERE IN THE WORLD, the 2013 three minute online monologue competition from THE VOICES PROJECT.
The call for entries has now closed. Check out this year’s entries, here.
Check out what STEPHEN FRY (yes, THAT Stephen Fry) thought about THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE, one of last year’s entries which we developed with 17 year old writer/performer Kim Ho, here.
We are looking to find fresh new voices who have something to say about place - your place in the world,the place that matters to you, the place you are from or the place you are heading for. The place can be real or imagined, but the key is that you can tell us about it in three minutes in the form of an original fictional monologue for a young character (16 to 26).
Check out the INSTRUCTIONS here.
THE CATEGORIES and PRIZES
There are TWO categories and THREE top prizes:
14 to 17 year olds
18 to 26 year olds
The THREE top prizes across the two categories are 3 month mentorships with some of Australia’s leading playwrights, to develop your 3 minute piece into a 7 to 8 minute piece. At the end of the mentorship, all 3 will be considered for filming by young and emerging filmmakers with whom we are working on THE VOICES PROJECT.
In addition, a school/drama class or youth theatre group will win a weekend workshop with one of the leading writers for the Australian stage.
17 year old Kim Ho was one of the winners of the 2012 competition (LOVE BYTES) and you can read about his experience, here.
Got a question? Here’s lots of them answered.
Want advice on writing a monologue? Here’s 10 great tips from leading playwright Caleb Lewis.
Watch Kim Ho’s monologue, TRANSCENDENCE, one of the winners of last year’s competition, below, and then watch what we developed with Kim from it, the acclaimed short film THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE (which has been seen 240,000 times since its launch on 11th April). Click here to see what Stephen Fry thinks about it.