THE VOICES PROJECT brings together the best of new monologue writing from atyp’s Fresh Ink emerging playwright program , and presents it on stage, on page, on film and online, giving voice to a new generation of Australian writers, theatremakers, filmmakers and performers.
THE VOICES PROJECT kicked off in February 2011 with THE VOICES PROJECT : TELL IT LIKE IT ISN’T, a critically acclaimed stage show of monologues exploring the joys and heartbreaks of first love. Written by our Fresh Ink writers at the annual Fresh Ink National Studio and performed by the atyp ensemble actors, ten striking characters told us just how first love can bite, bruise and send you soaring.
Two of the TELL IT LIKE IT ISN’T monologues have now been adapted by their playwrights, working with filmmaker Damien Power, into THE VOICES PROJECT short films, premiering online in March:
- in BAT EYES, by Jessica (SPROUT) Bellamy, 16 year old Adam callously inflicts humiliation on a classmate, before experiencing the pangs and anguish of first love, lost love and finding beauty in unexpected places.
- in BOOT, by Joanna (KIJE) Erskine, best friends become the worst of enemies as a night out ends in tragedy, recriminations and a terrible secret.
And in THE VOICES PROJECT: THE ONE SURE THING, the monologue showcase is back for 2012, this time exploring how our experiences of death and our reactions to it, can ultimately determine how we choose to live our lives. Find out more and book tickets, here.
The combined monologues of TELL IT LIKE IT ISN’T and THE ONE SURE THING will be available in THE VOICES PROJECT, now available from Currency Press.
And you can also be part of THE VOICES PROJECT, by writing about love in LOVE BYTES, our online monologue competition, now launched. You can win a place at our annual Fresh Ink National Studio and an iPad.
And check out TO BE, the promo of THE VOICES PROJECT. Filmed in just one day, 10 great actors, 1 great monologue in one beautiful city. Watch below, and you can meet the cast, here.
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