May 24th 1923 was when all combatants were commanded to lay down their arms ending the short lived but brutal Irish Civil War. Green Curtain Theatre invite you to create a monologue which explores the ‘hope’ or ‘despair’ arising from the end of the Civil War. It can be set at any point between the events of May 1923 and the present day so you will need to make the context explicit in your writing.
The monologues will be used to create a performance of interwoven pieces which give a real and compelling voice to Irish people shaped in some way by the Irish civil war whether these be ‘political’, ‘domestic’ or can be viewed from the standpoint of the impact on mental health.
- The competition is open to anyone over 18 resident in the Great Britain who has a parent, grandparent, or great grandparent who was born and lived in Ireland in the last 100 years. Members of the John Boyle O’Reilly Club Western Massachusetts and the Cyprus Ireland Association.
- Entries must be written in the first person and be no longer than 300 words. An introductory paragraph of 50 words which ‘sits outside the piece’ may also be included
- The competition is free to enter.
midnight on Sunday 16th July 2023
Winners will be notified by the end of August 2023.