A Weekly Collaborative Writing & Performance Series for ALL!
ABOUT OTP's COMMUNITY WRITE
Lead by OTP Core Members Alexandra Smith, Cathy Messier, and Sarah Jacobs, OTP's COMMUNITY WRITE unites some of OTP's favorite Playwrights with YOU, our community, to create something new and uplifting every week.
Each week we will feature an OTP Playwright who will select writing prompts from YOUR suggestions. Playwrights and members of our community will write short, 1-2 minute pieces, and then our featured Playwright will choose some of their favorites for OTP Actors to perform digitally. Through this series, we are excited to share your voice while celebrating our collaborative spirit before eventually bringing these writings to our stage later this year.
UPDATE: Our 2020 Sprint Session of Community Write has Come to a close, check in soon for updates coming later in 2020. See our Spring submissions and performances below!
HOW IT WORKS
Our Community has helped us collect a wide range of topics & prompts, see the word cloud below!
Each Monday, a featured playwright will select 1-2 topics from that list to inspire their own writing and will share their topic selections via a short video posted on OTP’s Facebook & Instagram. Between then and Friday, the playwright will write something totally new and original based on those inspirations.
And we want YOU to write, too! Based on the playwright’s selected inspirations of the week, we want you to express yourself in whatever written form suits you: A monologue, poem, short story, mantra, rhyme--as long as it’s a page or less and takes less than 2 minutes to read out loud. We’ll post a Google form where you can submit your work.
Our featured playwright’s work and their favorite submissions from the community will be given to OTP actors to perform.
On Sunday, we will post videos of the actors performing that week’s creations.
Over the next several weeks, we’ll repeat the whole process over again with new playwrights from the OTP family.
Submitted something that didn’t get performed? Don’t worry! We’re planning an event later in the year to showcase as many of the pieces of work created through this project as we can!