Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Submissions for '14 Performance Open

The word is out to all local artists: if you write, sing, dance, and/or want to talk about your body, your relationship to it, and your relation to others, we want to hear about it.

For information on how to submit work, check out the submit a story page.

People often say they don't know if their writing is "good enough" for Below the Belt. Here is what I have to say to that: most of the writers who contribute to this performance had not written seriously before. Many submissions are rants that have been revised, journal entries expanded upon, explorations of self, conversations on social media that turned out deep. We want to hear your voice in the work. And if that voice doesn't have the biggest vocabulary or isn't sure where a comma goes, what's important is that your story is being told.

We encourage first time authors to contribute and encourage those who have submitted work before to explore new themes.

Some themes that Below the Belt would like to explore:
(please do not feel limited by these themes, they are just a few ideas)

  • Polyamorous lifestyle choices
  • Recovery after abortion
  • Menopause 
  • Hormonal issues
  • Virginity stories
  • Consent/Rape culture
  • OBGYN experiences
  • Men's health
  • Personal Grooming (i.e. beards, bathing, makeup)
  • Marriage equality
  • Strange places or conditions during sex 
  • Transphobic experiences
  • Transfriendly experiences 
  • Breakups and reconciliation
  • Stories from Baby Boomers and older

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