ASUW Womxn's Action Commission: THE ______ MONOLOGUES ART FESTIVAL: OPEN CALLS 2019
ASUW Womxn’s Action Commission presents...
AN OPEN CALL FOR STORIES, TRUTHS, AND VOICES IN ALL ART FORMS
as a part of the production previously known the Vagina Monologues, which this year we proudly present as: The Monologues Art Festival! Here you have an explanation of what the festival will look like, as well as information regarding the content of these three days.

This festival will take place at the Intellectual House on April 15th, 16th and 19th, and will also foster artisan vendors.

1) APRIL 15th - 16th: The ____ Monologues Spoken Poetry sessions.

- This production is hoping to center the experiences of womxn, trans*, gender non-conforming and genderqueer folks. Students of all races, classes, sexual orientations, minds, bodies, ages and religions are encouraged to audition. Here is more information about The _____ Monologues, http://women.asuw.org/what-are-the-monologues/

- More details about the WAC's new "The Monologues Art Festival", what it will entail, and how you can participate:
You may have heard of "The_____ Monologues" before: A beautiful event that holds a series of spoken poetry work by students; This year, we seek to embrace ALL forms of artistic expression, which we believe will expand the boundaries of story-telling and will create a healing space for students and UW community.

- These first two days of the festival will host students who will share with us their spoken poetry work/Monologues (as we have done in the previous years).

2) APRIL 19th : The _____ Monologues Art Festival: "Making Space for Underrepresented Beings in the Arts" Gallery/Show

- If you are a student who paints, sings, dances, does stant-up comedy, is making a movie or perhaps is putting together a photographic collection, and you identify as womxn, trans*, gender non-conforming and genderqueer... we need you! Linked with the series events that will launch this spring as well, "Making space for underrepresented beings in the arts Gallery Show", we want to create a space where people who are usually underrepresented in the art world can express themselves and more importantly promote themselves in a professional setting where artists beyond the UW community can get to know them and create future collaborations with them.

-This will be a space where these individuals can show their multifaceted work (from paintings, to poetry and monologues, to urban designing plans…) and focus on both the process and the finished product of their projects. Even if your work is unfinished we want to highlight the importance of the creative process! We want to encourage artists to break away from a system that often excludes them, and make them feel comfortable, showing their true potential.

- Artists from the greater Seattle Community will come and share their work as well, which we hope to turn into an opportunity for future projects and collaborations.
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About the process:

1) ABOUT THE AUDITIONS AND ART SUBMISSION:
Please fill out this form, and specify what art form you wish to share (spoken poetry, dance, video, etc). We will meet for auditions on March 7th and 8th at the Womxn's Action Commission Office, where members of our team will offer a supportive space to hear your voice, your creative process and your work.

- We will be at our office, and offer warm beverages! (HUB ASUW+, room 131R).
- Different members of our team will take shifts, so the auditions are open all day on March 7th and 8th from 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm. This way you have more time to speak with us and also recommend it to your friends!
- You can expect to be with 2 to 3 members of our team: Don't worry, we will meet with each participant at a time so it's more intimate and comfortable for everyone.
- You can email us any media content or portfolio with your other art forms at asuwomn@uw.edu


2) TIME COMMITMENT:
-1 on 1 meeting with the Director the week of March 12, 13 and 14th.
- First meeting with the entire cast on March 15th (we can also meet in the weekend)
-One hour biweekly meetings with the entire cast on the first 2 weeks of April prior to the event.
-Evening availability April 12th-14th (before the show).

*Please note that we are flexible with these dates if you cannot attend every meeting and will be based upon chosen members' availabilities.

**If you are wondering more about what we mean by “monologue”...
Monologues are be written on any topic that you believe should be part of the conversation that the Monologues is intended to spark. Topics encouraged include gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, bodies, minds, activism, relationships, families, and more. Write the truths that need be shared to discuss and deconstruct the identity of a “womxn”.

***NOTE: The survey will close on March 15th at 11:59 pm.

Thank you for reading. We are excited to read your survey and meet you at one of the Open Call sessions!

If you have any special accommodations, questions, comments, critiques or concerns, please e-mail asuwomn@uw.edu.

Email address *
First and Last Name *
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Preferred Name *
Your answer
Gender pronouns (some common pronouns are: she/her, he/his, they/them, ze/hir) *
Your answer
Email *
Your answer
Phone Number *
Your answer
Which open call event will you attend? *
What roles are you interested in? (check all that apply): Facilitators will be assisting in writing and supporting the performing cast members, as well as speaking transitioning statements between Monologues. Performers will write their own pieces and perform them on stage with the help of the Facilitators. Some of the other art forms are listed here, but you can also share them with us on our email address. *
If you selected more than one choice in the previous question, please select your preferred role. *
The show is called The ______ Monologues Art Festival. What word(s) would you fill in the blank and why? *
Your answer
What do you want to get out of participating in The ______ Monologues Art Festival? *
Your answer
Can you commit to the weekly meetings? (See #2 under "About the Process" for details): *
If you cannot attend weekly meetings, please explain why. *
Your answer
How did you hear about The__ Monologues Art Festival auditions? *
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Is there any other information you would like to share with us? For example, what art project are you working on at the moment, if there's a specific concept you would like to show during the event?
Your answer
Do you have any special accommodations you would like us to know? We want this to be a positive and healing experience for everybody
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