Open Call for Short Solo Performances

Coventry’s Warwick Arts Centre is looking for a number of local writers to perform open mic slots at SOLO Fest (Monday 4 to Thursday 7 February 2019).

SOLO Fest is a four day festival that showcases three captivating theatre shows by solo performers. Audiences have the opportunity to see two shows each evening, along with free pop-up performances by local artists, and post-show gossip events.

Interested writers should email a solo piece that they have written and can perform without props or staging. The piece might be poetry, a monologue or short story and can be of any genre. Each piece should be 5-10 minutes in length.

This opportunity if open to writers living anywhere in Coventry or the Midlands of any experience, who can be available on at least one night of SOLO Fest. Attendance at every night is not required. Performers will be paid and given a free ticket to SOLO Fest on the night they perform.

To enter, please email with the piece you would like to perform and any other relevant examples of your work (10 pages maximum).

Send submissions to [email protected] by 10am on Monday 21 January 2019 including which night(s) of SOLO Fest you can be available to perform. All writers will be informed by Friday 25 January whether or not their submission has been successful.

SOLO Fest features three acclaimed shows over four days: written by Tatty Hennessy and performed by Gemma Barnett A Hundred Words For Snow (4-7 Feb) looks at being an explorer in a melting world; writer/ performer Keisha Thompson’s Man On The Moon (4-5 Feb) uses poetry, looped sounds and storytelling to tell the tale of a family relationship fuelled by love, fear and Afro-futurism; and Toby Thompson’s I Wish I Was A Mountain (6-7 Feb) is a bold reimagining of Hermann Hesse’s fairy story Faldum, using rhyme, live music, and just a smattering of metaphysical philosophy.

To find out more about SOLO Fest, including the performances, see:


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