Look out for details of Zoomologues 6. Dates and theme to be announced shortly.
The Story so Far
WRiTEON’s response to the lockdown was to create Zoomologues. Between May 2020 and January 2021, 37 monologues and 23 duologues, by 26 writers, were performed by 44 actors, over ten nights, to an invited audience on live Zoom video calls. There were the inevitable lockdown stories; exploring how friendships, couple and family relationships might be forged, revived or broken, during these strange times, but there were also many other sorts of stories, ranging from Greek mythological sports commentators to a futuristic AI Priest and a homicidal clown, while our Zoomologues Gallery (Round 3) inspired wide-ranging interpretations of subjects of portrait paintings. Most of the writers and actors were local but others joined us from London, Edinburgh, Belgium and The U.S.A. Comments included:
‘I think I may prefer zoom to the experience of being in a theatre!’
‘A real treat! I enjoyed it so much. Thanks to all writers and actors – and let’s do it again soon.’
‘Another set of awesome evenings…I do hope you do more, they work really well and I’m loving some of the new voices we’re hearing…And of course the acting is top notch as well’