The Mother Question
Help me write a play!
I am looking for true, first person accounts from women of all ages and backgrounds around the idea of motherhood. I want to know the story that contributed to you becoming or not becoming someone's mother. (If you are currently pondering this question, share from there.)
Your story can be told in any form… really– you could submit an essay, monologue, poem (haikus are welcomed), scene, fairy tale, song, etc. and should be 1,000 words or less. The only other requirement is that the tale you share is yours and it is true. (If you are a visual artist, filmmaker or photographer and would prefer to contribute your story in a creative form other than writing, please indicate that below and we can work out the logistics.) The deadline for all submissions is May, 1, 2015.
These stories will be kept anonymous unless you choose to reveal your identity in the form below or through your writing. The stories will ultimately be woven together into a full-length play and performed by professional actresses.
I can't pay for your story, but if you provide your email address when submitting, you will receive a free ticket to the first production of the play and/or a copy of the final script.
Thanks in advance for creating with me and please feel free to share this call with all of the women in your life who may be interested in contributing to the project!