Monthly Archives: March 2015

Tickets are now on sale for Represents…MAYDAY!

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Tickets for Whoop ‘n’ Wail Represents…Mayday are now on sale!

Don’t forget that there is a £2 discount on tickets booked in advance via our friends at Waterloo East Theatre: www.waterlooeast.co.uk.

Mayday Poster png All Whoop ‘n’ Wail images & artwork courtesy of Stewart Calladine @arty_stew

We have a line up of fantastic new plays and fabulous directors which will all be announced shortly, so remember to watch this space!

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Call out for directors!

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Whoop ‘n’ Wail is on the look out for directors to join the Whoop ‘n’ Wail Represents…Mayday team.

If you think you might be interested, please read the brief below and email us with the following details.

  • Your contact details
  • Your directing CV (which must include at least two professional credits)
  • Confirmation of your availability for the project including the tech rehearsal on Monday 27th April.
  • Confirmation that you have read the Director’s Brief below and agree to the terms.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 5pm Wednesday 25th March 2015.

WHOOP ‘N’ WAIL REPRESENTSMAYDAY

DIRECTOR’S BRIEF

What is Represents…?
With brand new plays from both male and female writers, Represents...is a showcase with a difference.

Whoop ‘n’ Wail have committed to achieving gender equality on the UK stage by creating a night of entertaining, engaging theatre with all plays having significant roles for…

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99 Problems.. Fat B**** is one.

Happy International Women’s Day!

Whoop 'n' Wail

Happy International Women’s Dayy’all!

As an actress Amy has appeared as Mary in BBC1’s Call the Midwife, Stephen Frears’ Phillomena and has worked for Arcola Theatre, Kneehigh Theatre, for Birmingham Repetory Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse. As a poet she is the current UK Anti-Slam Champ! She is also published, her first collection Are You As Single As That Cream? is available for purchase and she can regularly be found gigging around the place.

Check her out: https://amymcallisterpoetry.wordpress.com/

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Mayday! Call for submissions – one week till the deadline

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Calling all playwrights: you have just one more week to get your creative juices around ‘Mayday’.

A very big thank you to all those who have already submitted your 15 minute plays for consideration for the next Whoop ‘n’ Wail Represents…

We are very excited to be putting the spotlight on up and coming play writing talent from the UK and with International Women’s Day on the 8th March, now is the time now is the time to write for Represents… and put fair gender representation centre stage.

Each play must pass the Bechdel Test – that is, it must include at least two female characters, who at some stage talk to each other about something other than a man. As a jumping off point, Mayday is the theme.

For more information, read our Writers’ Submission Brief.

The deadline for submissions is 5pm Wednesday 11th March 2015.

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WHOOP ‘N’ WAIL REPRESENTS…MAYDAY – Open Submission Brief

Whoop ‘n’ Wail have opened the submission window for their next Represents… showcase!

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WHOOP ‘N’ WAIL REPRESENTS…MAYDAY

WRITER’S SUBMISSION BRIEF

What is Represents…?

With brand new plays from both male and female writers, Represents…is a showcase with a difference.

Whoop ‘n’ Wail have committed to achieving gender equality on the UK stage by creating a night of entertaining, engaging theatre with all plays having significant roles for women.

Consisting of six fifteen-minute shorts, each piece of writing must pass the Bechdel Test – they must include at least two named female characters who, at some stage, talk to each other about something other than a man. Inspired by Alison Bechdel’s 1987 comic strip, The Rules, the Bechdel Test has become the benchmark for gauging fair representation on stage and screen.

The sold-out launch of Represents… in Nov 2014 featured work by both established and emerging playwrights and directors invited by the curators to kick off the inaugural event. Represents…Desire

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Internet Trolls and Patricia Arquette

Katherine Miller

In May of 1966, Marie Anderson, women’s editor of the Miami Herald, received a letter from an angry reader. It began politely enough (“Dear Miss Anderson”) then moved quickly to the point:marie anderson respond

It is people like yourself who are making it so easy for the government to take over even the smallest details of our lives. With your permission; and the governments; I will assume full responsibility for the training of my 14-year-old daughter!!

The next few paragraphs (starting with “I am so enraged” and “Mothers, Wake Up”) continued the barrage against Marie, complete with more exclamation points and underlines.

And that was what the harassment of feminists looked like 50 years ago. Handwritten on stationery. Signed by Mrs. Paul R. Turner, who could be reached at PO Box 1026 in Marathon, Florida. And responded to by Marie Anderson in a short and snarky return note:

Dear Mrs. Turner:

Keep…

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