Zoomologues 5 – World of Zoom (monologues & duologues)
Online Performances – Tuesday 26th & Thursday 28th January 2021
The submissions deadline for Zoomologues 5 has now passed. Thank you to all who have sent us scripts. You will be notified of whether or not your script has been selected for performance by Sunday 10th January, and invited to attend on the appropriate date. Where writers have requested to perform a piece themselves, we will confirm this at that time. We will also be contacting suitable actors to offer them other roles. We look forward to seeing the selected scripts performed.
The theme and dates for Zoomologues 6 will be announced once confirmed.
The Story so Far
WRiTEON’s response to the lockdown was to create Zoomologues. Between May and October 2020, 36 monologues and 12 duologues, by 26 writers, were performed by 38 actors, over eight 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 either broken or strengthened during these strange times, but there were also many stories set in other eras, ranging from Greek mythological sports commentators to a futuristic AI Priest, 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’