Devoted & Disgruntled: Gender and Performance – It’s Not Just You

CPT logoGAP Salon is delighted to cohost a Devoted & Disgruntled satellite event as part of Camden People’s Theatre’s festival of feminism, Calm Down Dear!

Saturday, 26th September
1 – 4:30PM
Camden People’s Theatre
58-60 Hampstead Rd, London NW1 2PY

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GENDER AND PERFORMANCE: IT’S NOT JUST YOU

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African proverb

We can all agree that we still have a long way to go when it comes to gender equality, on stage and off. That’s not what I’d like to talk about. We’ve all had those conversations already, right? What I would like to talk about is: how are we going to pull together and do something about it?

How are we going to make theatre relevant to the greater political and social equality movement?
How are we going to bring together Trans* people and men and women who are working on these issues?
How are we going to leave behind the tired stereotype that women don’t help each other?
How are we going to create partnerships that make our work more effective and sustainable?
How can we stop trying to change the world alone?

GAP Salon (Gender and Performance) aims to connect, sustain, and inspire artists and advocates working for gender equality. We know there are thousands of organisations, theatre companies, and individuals trying to change the world.

How many of us are doing this work alone, at midnight, in our pajamas?
How many organisations wish they could do more but don’t have the resources or time or staff?
How many of us want to get involved but don’t know where to start?

So, how can we find our place in the movement?

How can we reach across barriers of gender, race, class, age and ability to create surprising, far-reaching, intersectional partnerships?

How can we change the world without burning out, without getting discouraged, without going mad in the echo chamber of our isolation?

I don’t have the answers. I am asking, how can we help each other? I hope you’ll join me.

Amy Clare Tasker
cofounder, GAP Salon

D&D at CPT

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GAP Salon Goes To… Object Love at the VAULT Festival

Object Love wallGAP member Chloe Mashiter is behind this new show about real-life romances between people and objects.

The Vault Festival has kindly given us a 10% discount especially for the GAP Salon. Use the code GAP10 at the checkout. Total ticket price will be £8.70

Thursday, 29th January at the Waterloo Vaults.
PLEASE NOTE: The show is at 6:15PM.

Hope to see you there! You can RSVP to our Facebook event here.

 

More details about the show from Dissolve Theatre:
Someone’s ex is the building you’re in.
Someone’s partner is a car outside.
Someone’s in love with the font you’re reading right now.

Objectum-sexuality: an orientation where people are attracted to objects. Following exclusive interviews with objectum-sexuals, Dissolve Theatre present an honest insight into these unusual, surprising and moving relationships.

Inspired by objectum-sexuals’ real-life experiences, Object Love explores the difficulties, joys and practicalities of OS relationships, giving a rare insight into a little-known orientation. An introduction to three people and their object partners, the show brings together live music with stories of love, loss, determination and sacrifice, in a uniquely site-specific performance.

Writer/director: Chloe Mashiter
Dramaturg: Tom Powell
Designer: Grace Smart
Cast: Cindy-Jane Armbruster, Harki Bhambra, Michaela Brooks.

Thanks go to OS Internationale for their help during the making of this show.

Postscript New Writing Night

GAP Salon at Postscript

Tuesday, June 3 at 8PM

Drayton Theatre
153 Old Brompton Road, London, SW5 0LJ

Please join us for three new short plays by GAP Salon members Tim Kiely, Maev Mac Coille, and Marianne Powell. Following the performance, GAP Salon cofounder Amy Clare Tasker will moderate a discussion with the writers, directors, and audience about themes of gender in the evening’s plays and in our contemporary theatre.

Skylight presents a weeklong festival of new writing at the Drayton Theatre. Launched in 2013, Skylight is dedicated to developing and promoting new work and new writers. The GAP Salon is delighted to partner with Skylight and the Drayton Theatre to showcase new work by our members.

£6 tickets are available here.

Check out the other nights of the Postscript Festival on the Drayton Theatre website.

Maev Mac CoilleThe Madonna at 53

written by Maeve Mac Coille
directed by Sofia Apospori
featuring Allie Croker, Rachel Dobell, Lucy Fyffe, and Heather Page

You can’t make someone happy.

Maev Mac Coille is a playwright from Dublin, currently based in London. She was a member of the Abbey  Theatre New Playwrights Programme 2012-13, and has been long listed for the papatango and Verity Bargate competitions. She has worked with blankpages, Ten Four and Tiny Dog theatre companies, and developed the script for Simple Procedures in collaboration with JEu Theatre Company. She has written for radio as well as the stage, with “So, There’s This Girl,” and “Darkness into Light” produced by HuRiCa Productions. Her work has been performed at the LiT Space, The Dogstar, The White Bear and Theatre 503 in London, and the Courtyard Theatre in Brisbane. She won the St Andrew’s Young Playwright of the Year award in 2002.

web Tim Kiely 1 ©Michael Wharley 2011Week One, Going on Two

written and directed by Tim Kiely
featuring Flossie Draper and Bess Roche

Could you stand up in court and defend someone accused of rape?
Jessica Fine QC does it for a living.
And on certain days she even shows her pupil how she does it: with difficulty.

Tim Kiely has just finished his Bar Professional Training Course at City Law School, and is not at all worried that it might be starting to influence his writing. Outside of his work with the GAP Salon he is also a facilitator for the pilot charity ‘Great Men Value Women’, working in all-boys secondary schools and leading debates about the place of men in feminism and gender-rights issues. He is a member of the rep theatre company ‘Sovereign Arts’, with whom he has performed ‘Hamlet’ and ‘Twelfth Night’, and recently featured with his fellow-performers at the close of the V&A’s Shakespeare anniversary celebrations.

Marianne PowellA Short Presentation About Love

written by Marianne Powell
directed by Kate Murphy
featuring Robert Boulton and Hayley Wareham

Take a seat. Settle down. There’s orange squash at the back and the presentation won’t take long. So long as Christophe, 17, remembers all the important information he’s looked up on Wikipedia. And so long as Ellie remembers to turn up to help. And he probably shouldn’t have invited his gran. Still. What could possibly go wrong?

Marianne Powell writes plays. Her work has been staged at the Southwark Playhouse, Etcetera Theatre and Leicester Square Theatre. She co-founded Budapest Secret Theatre while living and working in Hungary. Her first full-length play, Hangovers, premiered in 2013 in Budapest. She’s currently working on her second full-length play.

The Creative Team

The Madonna at 53

Sofia Apospori - HeadshotSofia Apospori (director)  is a director, producer and emerging theatre scholar. She has a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies and a MA in Theatre (Applied Theatre), both of which were awarded by Royal Holloway; currently, she is completing her PhD thesis on non-visual spectatorship. Sofia specialises in producing, devising and directing work that is accessible to audiences of multiple abilities. She recently directed Rockaby in the Dark, a production for an audience of multiple visual abilities and has devised a number of applied theatre projects, whose context ranges from theatre in health and care to cultural heritage work. Sofia has also produced in the commercial sector, The Meddlers Theatre Company’s Socrates and his Clouds (Jermyn Street Theatre) being the latest production she was involved in.

 

Allie CrokerAllie Croker (Laura) trained at The Desmond Jones School of Mime and Physical Theatre following a degree in Drama & Music. Allie’s theatre credits include Twelfth Night, Dick Barton Special Agent, The Odd Couple, Engagement With Murder (Queen Elizabeth Theatre Company), one­woman show Jordan (Richard Jordan Productions), Days of Wine and Roses, Taking Steps, Around the World In 80 Days, (Theatre by the Lake, Keswick), Fear and Misery In the Third Reich (Watford Palace Theatre), Dorian Gray (Ruby In the Dust/Leicester Square Theatre), Forever In Your Debt (Foursight Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Aladdin, Robinson Crusoe, (Lanternfish /Maltings Arts Theatre), Mother Goose (The Theatre Chipping Norton), and A Floating Brothel (Negativequity/Lichfield Garrick).

 

Rachel DobellRachel Dobell (Maggie) most recent stage roles include Evelyn, A Wedding Story (Tristan Bates Theatre), Lady Capulet, Romeo and Juliet (Earl Haig Hall, London); Marion, A Woman of No Importance …. Or Somewhat Little Importance Anyhow (Hen & Chickens, London); Frau Bergmann/Professor Fliegentod, Spring Awakening (Brockley Jack Theatre, London). Rachel has also appeared in musicals, commercials, short/training films and historical, site specific productions.

 

 

© Michael Wharley Photography 2013Lucy Fyffe (Joanne) studied English Literature at the University of Oxford, where she started acting. Her recent credits include Fog of Sex, a documentary directed by Christopher Morris, and several shows with interactive theatre company Oneohone. She is currently training in classical drawing and painting at the London Atelier of Representational Art.

 

 

Heather Page headshotHeather Page (Clara) trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and her first professional role was Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest for the Scandinavian Theatre Company. Other early theatre appearances include Grace Wellborn in Bartholomew Fair, Ann in Prisoners of the War and Sorel in Hay Fever for the University Theatre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls for the Royal Exchange, Manchester, Jaimie in Kingdom Coming for The Roundhouse, London and Nancy in Oliver! for the Royal Theatre, Northampton. She has also played Helen in A Taste of Honey, also for the Royal Theatre, Northampton and Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible for the Belgrave Theatre, Coventry, Princess Vicky in the London premiere of Blood and Iron at the Tristram Bates Theatre, London, Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for London’s Courtyard Theatre, Duncan in an all-female Macbeth and the Judge in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot for the CL Theatre Company. She appeared at the Drayton Arms last year as Jan in Will Howell’s monologue Victoria Mews and as Grandmother in Joseph Lidster’s Ghosts.

Many television appearances include Parkin’s Patch, Z-cars, Fall of Eagles, The Flaxton Boys, General Hospital, Churchill’s People, The Onedin Line, Special Branch, The Chinese Detective and The Borgias.

Her film roles include Murder on the Orient Express, Comrades, Sleepwalker, The Killing Zone and Blade Runner.

 

Week One, Going on Two

IMG_11816672094353Flossie Draper studied Classics at University College, Oxford, where she was president of the Univ. Players. Some of her favourite roles were Anya in Nude With Violin, Lady Rumpers in Habeas Corpus and Elizabeth in Richard III. She has since performed experimental numbers and comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe, recorded with Resonance FM, and regularly performs with the Sovereign Arts Co., who take fresh readings of classic plays into interesting spaces, to critical acclaim, most recently Twelfth Night and Hamlet. She also recently performed for the launch of the book The Hamlet Doctrine at the Tate Modern. Her main passions are language, translation (German-English) and acting/performance. Flossie also works as a music product editor and organist.

 

_MG_8176Bess Roche is an actress living and working in London; her acting experience includes Top Girls at the Burton Taylor Studio, Stoning Mary, Love’s Labour’s Lost, UBU Roi at the Edinburgh Fringe, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Medea at the Burton Taylor Studio, After the Dance, As You Like It, Antarctica for the Oxford New Writing Festival, Machinal, OUDs tour at the London Arcola Theatre, the Oxford Castle and the Edinburgh Fringe. She has also designed costumes for productions at the Oxford Playhouse including Call of the Wild and The Picture of Dorian Gray. She performed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in Twelfth Night and as Ophelia for the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth this year.

 

A Short Presentation About Love

Kate HeadshotKate Muphy (director) studied Directing at Mountview Academy of Theatre and Arts, graduating in 2011.Directing credits: Resident Director at the Colour House Theatre for the 2013 Season, Saying Yes by Lisa Cagnacci (Etcetera Theatre),The Other Plans by Catherine Bray and Sarah Hunt (Abbeyfest), Room At The Inn by Thomas Wilshire (London Tour), I’m Alright by Perdita Stott (93 Feet East), Solid Silver by James Brockett (The London Theatre), Loot by Janice Hallet (Tara Arts), Gym by Paul Aitchison (93 Feet East), The Maids by Jean Genet translated by Neil Bartlett (The Cockpit Theatre) Country Music by Simon Stephens (Karamel Club), Satin N Steel by Amanda Whittington (Karamel Club). Kate is also Artistic Director of all female new writing company, Spearshaker Theatre.

 

Robert-7783Robert Bolton (Christophe)  has been performing in London and the South East since graduating with a Masters in Theatre from the University of Kent. He is delighted to work on the challenges of new writing such as A Short Presentation on Love, Christophe being a particularly fun and tunnel-visioned undertaking. Roles include Ernesto Roma in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Bob Gould in Speed-the-Plow, Leon Zat in Sppeaking in Tongues, Colin in No One Sees the Video, Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire and Katurian in The Pillowman.

 

Headshot Hayley Wareham

Hayley Wareham (Ellie) trained at The Oxford School of Drama. Since graduating at the end of last year she has been pursuing new writing in the theatre. Roles include: Samantha in ‘Honeybees’ at The Greenwich Theatre and Emma in ‘9 Lives’ (rehearsed reading) at The Hope Theatre. Hayley is currently in rehearsals for ‘Social Class’ as part of Little Pieces of Gold at The Park Theatre.

Bite the Apple

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Up-and-coming female artists come together to prove that there are plenty of exciting, funny and moving plays out there for women. Enjoy a celebratory afternoon of six contrasting and action-packed bite-size scenes taken from plays that have female protagonists at their heart.

11.30 am – Lucy Kerbel will speak and sign copies of her book, 100 Great Plays for Women
If you wish to purchase a signed copy, please bring £10.99 cash. All proceeds are donated to Tonic Theatre.

12.30pm – Bite the Apple performance
Tickets £8 for the performance only, or £10 if show & discussion are booked together

2pm – Panel Discussion (tickets £4)
with Wendy Thomson (Female Arts), Rebecca Dunn (Fluff Productions), Amy Clare Tasker (GAP Salon) and Melissa Dunne (XY Festival)

3pm – Bite the Apple performance
Tickets £8 for the performance only, or £10 if show & discussion are booked together

Please book tickets online or call the box office on 020 7482 4857

THE PLAYS

She Ventures and He Wins by Ariadne, directed by Kate Baiden
featuring Caitlin McMillan & Amie Walker

Top Girls by Caryl Churchill, directed by Melissa Dunne
featuring Helena Payne & Jennifer Woods

Cockroach by Sam Holcroft, directed by Anoushka Bonwick
featuring Liv Austen, Krystal Martinez, Caitlin McMillan, Emma White

New Electric Ballroom by Enda Walsh, directed by Bethany Pitts
featuring Joanna Greaney, Nicola Sangster & Helena Payne

Be my Baby by Amanda Whittington, directed by Susan Crothers
featuring Lindsey Crow, Jess Hayles, Amie Walker, Emma White

The Assemblywomen by Aristophanes (trans David Barrett), directed by Victoria Otter
featuring Helena Payne, Liv Austen & Krystal Martinez

Produced by Victoria Otter and Kate Baiden, in association with GAP (Gender and Performance) Salon. @bitetheapple14 @GAPsalon @etceteratheatre

Women of the World Party with Female Arts and So and So Arts Club at the Southbank Centre

wow_series_2013_6GAP Salon, Female Arts, and So and So Arts Club are having a party at the Southbank Centre’s Women of the World (WOW) Festival! Please join us on Wednesday, March 5th for a festive evening with excellent company, fine wine, live piano music, and performances by exciting female artists.

The evening begins at 6PM in the Southbank Centre’s Clore Ballroom, where the organisations hosting WOW Parties all over Royal Festival Hall will come together to briefly introduce their work. Afterwards, we’ll retire to our private event in the Spirit Level Foyer and White Room [venue map] for drinks, mingling, and piano music from Johnathan Tuck.

Special thanks to Bar TitaniaBlue Nun Wines, and Off-Piste Wines for their generous in-kind support!

Two sets of performances will take place at 7.45 and 8.45PM. Please RSVP to reserve your ticket. This is a free event; there is an opportunity to make a donation with your RSVP. Any support you can give to help us cover the costs of the event will be greatly appreciated.

AT 7.45PM

Emily Snee is Bifurious
written and performed by Emily Snee

Bifurious_Post_NBTEmily Snee is cross. Not only is she cross, she’s frustrated. Not only is she frustrated, she’s outright angry! So angry she’s busting out her funny for YOUR entertainment. Blasting through boundaries and trashing taboos, Emily is what condescending baby-boomers might call ‘feisty’.

But enough of that! Here’s a haiku:

‘Nothing tastes as good
As skinny feels’ said Kate Moss
But I think jam might

@EmilySnee
www.emilysnee.co.uk

Top Girls by Caryl Churchill
directed by Melissa Dunne

Top-Girls-Churchill-Caryl-9781408106037Performed by Helena Payne and Jennifer Woods

Caryl Churchill: ‘A dramatist who must surely be rated among the half-dozen best now writing…a playwright of genuine audacity and assurance, able to use her considerable wit and intelligence in ways at once unusual, resonant and dramatically riveting’
– Benedict Nightingale, New Statesman

Top Girls was hailed as ‘the best British play ever by a woman dramatist’ (Guardian)

Melissa Dunne is Artistic Director of Papercut Theatre.
@Papercuttheatre
www.papercuttheatre.co.uk
www.facebook.com/Papercuttheatreuk

This excerpt from Top Girls will also be performed in Bite the Apple, a showcase of scenes from plays featured in Lucy Kerbel’s book 100 Great Plays For Women. March 8th at the Etcetera Theatre in association with GAP Salon. Performed by arrangement with Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd.

@bitetheapple14

Amelia Goes East – Episode 2: Sprout Free Christmas
written and performed by Fiona Whitelaw

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directed by Lynette Linton
Amelia Clayton-Jones is at a turning point in her life. Geoffrey has ‘gone’, she is released from a life of duty and compliance. Minor acts of social defiance lead her further and further away from the Tennis Club, the WI and in direct defiance of the Neighbourhood Watch. Having taken the house down, can Amelia build it back up? Is it a house at all now, or more a shared warehouse in Hoxton?

@Feewhitelaw
Fiona Whitelaw Spotlight

Mature Student
by Wendy Thomson

sakuntala ramaneedirected by Alexander Newall
featuring Teri Levett, Sakuntala Ramanee, and Peyvand Sadeghian

Vaishali made sacrifices for her family and now she is fulfilling her ambition of studying an art history degree. Free of her grown up children. So why is daughter Amita bothering her in the student union – can’t she go away?

#maturestudentWOW @topgirls @Peyvandofpersia @TeriLevett @sakuntala_acts @AlexanderNewall
www.wendythomson.co.uk

Identity Crisps
created and performed by Dotty Winters

DottyWintersA show about identity, parenting, adopting and always saying the wrong thing.

“Dotty Winters is a breathe of fresh air to the circuit. With her great gags and original material, she is certainly one to watch”
– Zoe Lyons, Comedian

@DottyWinters
http://www.dottywinters.com

AT 8.45PM

Stand Up Comedy by Arna Spek

ArnaSpek2Arna is a story based comedian, originally from the Netherlands. Expect everything: being a Dutch lady in a English society, smear tests, and dinosaurs.

“Arna has great material and a very distinctive style; so do keep an eye out for this Dutch dame.”
– Broadway Baby

VANITY
written and performed by Abigail Staniforth

VANITY Abi Illustration2With a gun to her head, a young woman confesses to every crime in the history of the world, making no discrimination between the traumatic and the petty. She offers herself up as the first universal scapegoat, ready to throw herself onto the post-expenses, post-Leveson, post-Savile pyre. The audience is implicated in the arranged murder of an impossible criminal – except that the execution doesn’t end quite as planned, leaving questions about guilt, blame, accountability, and what we expect such a punishment to achieve.

@prometheanvalk

Maestropants
created by Music Off Canvas and Emma Miller

Maestropantsfeaturing Hannah Grayson on flute, Vanessa Howells on oboe, and Emma Miller playing Georgie.

‘Maestropants’ follows the journey of a Georgie, a music lover who finds herself in charge of two musicians expecting to be conducted. With all the confidence of a great conductor and none of the ability, Georgie’s idealistic hopes do not go to plan. Through playfully experimenting, they discover their own language.

www.musicoffcanvas.com

A Moment Please: a Lionheart gal speaks
performed by Gina Smith

Gina Smith2Selected poems from Lazy Thoughts of a Lazy Woman by Grace Nichols. Positive action, empowerment, and inspiring change.

@sureconnectmi

The Helen Project
created by Megan Cohen & Amy Clare Tasker

Angela Bulldirected by Sharon Burrell
featuring Angela Bull

The Helen Project zooms in and out of the bedroom and the mind of the most beautiful woman in the world. In this excerpt from the fragmented Build Your Own Helen of Troy Play Kit, Helen returns from ten long years of war to her home in Sparta. Shaking off three millennia of blame, our postmodern feminist Helen asks, ‘what did I actually do?’ 

@AmyClareTasker @TotheMoonUK @AngelaBull @WayBetterThanTV #HelenProject

The Helen Project received development support at San Francisco’s DIVAfest 2013. More about The Helen Project.

Stand Up Comedy by Carmen Ali

Carmen Ali PhotoCarmen Ali has been gigging consistently for 2 and a half years. She reached both the Laughing Horse quarter finals and the Costa Comedy Light Regional Finals in 2011. At Edinburgh festival in 2012, she performed at various gigs including Funny’s Funny and at the Secret Comedy Lock-in at the Gilded Balloon. She has also performed on a named bill in Leicester Square Theatre and The Cockpit Theatre. Carmen Ali tells honest, explicit and filthy stories about her life, from a feminist perspective. Ballsy and flirty, with an inner vulnerability, and a sharp and witty tongue.

@CarmenAli

GAP Salon (Gender and Performance)

GAP Salon logo with taglineWe are performers, directors, writers, designers, technicians, and theatre managers.
We are frustrated by gender representation in our stories, culture, and society.
We are doing something about it.

The GAP Salon facilitates regular meetings to connect, sustain, and inspire artists and advocates working for gender equality. In 2014, we are planning a range of events including theatre-going, skill sharing, networking, and artistic workshops.

http://www.gapsalon.wordpress.com
@GAPsalon

Female Arts

Female arts f egg2Female Arts online magazine focuses on women in the arts as a response to gender inequality – only 17% of playwrights, 23% of directors and 35% of actors are women (source: Sphinx Theatre). Launched in 2011 and run by Editors Wendy Thomson and Sophie Porter, the magazine promotes women in performing, visual and literary arts.

Our review team attend productions focusing on female creatives including theatre, exhibitions, film, literature, dance, books, TV, comedy and music. We publish daily information about upcoming shows, interview inspirational women and feature companies and events.

http://www.femalearts.com
@femalearts

The So and So Arts Club

so and so logo small (1)So and So is a global arts club which creates an online platform for artists of all disciplines and ages to meet and collaborate. In the past year actors, writers, directors, producers, photographers, agents, designers, casting directors and fine artists have come together across a series of interactive events including two festivals, short film screenings and rehearsed readings of new work.We have over 1000 members including some from the USA, Canada, Australia,Hong Kong, Singapore and Sweden. Our aim is foster direct collaboration and to generate paid work.

http://www.thesoandsoartsclub.com
@soandsoartsclub

Call for Submissions: WOW Party

Theatre Women of the World – We Need You!

WOW_holdingpageslide_2014Are you a theatre artist, performance artist, musician or company?

GAP Salon (Gender and Performance) are inviting expressions of interest from 5 – 10 min acts for our 2014 WOW party celebration at The Southbank Centre on March 5th.

Produced in association with our friends at FemaleArts and So and So Arts Club, this WOW party will be a celebration of fantastic female artists.

Spoken word, music, scripted, standup. Groups, companies, solo artists. If you have something to say about being a Woman of the World then hit SEND and get in touch.

There will be great conversations.
There will be wine.
There will be dancing.

This is a no-budget endeavour, but it’s pretty exciting. We cannot offer you a lovely fee, but we can offer you nice people, a respectful atmosphere to work in, and lots of wine.

We can’t wait to meet you.

ABOUT WOW:

March 5 – 9th 2014 is the Women of the World Festival at the Southbank Centre.

Five days of shows, talks, events.

Five days examining what it means to be a Woman of the World.

If you have any further questions, drop us a line at gapsalonlondon@gmail.com

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Please email gapsalonlondon@gmail.com with subject line ‘WOW Party Submission – [title of piece]’
In the body of the email, please provide:

  • your name
  • contact email & phone number
  • length of piece or excerpt
  • a short paragraph about the piece
  • any other performance dates for this piece, past or future.
  • a link or attachment with further information that best represents what you are proposing. (This could be your website, reviews, production photos, script, video or audio reel, etc.)
  • If your piece is not performance ready, please outline what needs to be done before March 5th (ie, ‘I need to find a director and a cast, rehearse the scene, and source props and costumes.’)

Closing date for submissions: Tuesday 11th February at 5PM.
We will aim to get in touch with all applicants by the end of that week.

What we are looking for practically:

Performances of 5-10 minutes in length, or an excerpt of that length from a longer work.
Performances with minimal production requirements (quick on and off stage, no tech)
Performers who are able to provide what they require in the form of props, costumes, and anything else needed for the performance.
Performers who will turn up on the night fully rehearsed and ready to go
Regretfully we are unable to offer rehearsal space or financial reimbursement. This is a no-budget production.
Performers must be available from 4-6PM on March 5 for get-in and transitions rehearsal.
The performance will take place from 7:45PM.

What we are looking for creatively:

We are looking for a balance of company work and solo performance.
We are looking for a balance of tones and subjects in work by or about women.
Pieces will be selected based on how they contribute to the celebratory and rebellious tone of our WOW Party, and how they resonate with other pieces over the course of the evening.

Priority will be given to pieces which are already in development, or have had recent performances.
We are not looking for brand new pieces to be rehearsed in this short time frame.

Thank you! We can’t wait to hear about your work.