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UW Seeks Submissions for ‘The Wyoming Monologues’


January 23, 2013 — What makes living in Wyoming stand out? The University of Wyoming is seeking unique, funny or unusual stories based on personal experiences to be read during “The Wyoming Monologues,” a staged reading highlighting local voices, scheduled Friday, March 8.

The extended deadline for submissions is Thursday, Jan. 31. Submitted pieces may run anywhere from 2-8 pages in length. Writers may audition to read their own work, or UW will find an actor to read in the public performance. The UW Gender and Women’s Studies Program will help edit the pieces.

“We are mainly looking for stories of self-discovery, but that is just a starting point,” says Bonnie Zare, associate professor in the Gender and Women’s Studies Program. “We want to hear from people at community colleges and from communities throughout the state. You may audition to read your own piece, help choose another person, or we will find an actor for you.”

Submissions are welcome from people age 14 and over, and also are invited from current and past Wyoming residents.

Email submissions to Zare at bzare@uwyo.edu. The public reading is scheduled at 9 p.m. Friday, March 8, in the UW College of Education auditorium, following the 7:30 performance of the “Vagina Monologues.”

UW’s Gender and Women’s Studies Program, SPEAK Out, Queer Advocacy Network and the UW Department of Theatre and Dance co-sponsor the program.

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