The 3rd installment of Seattle Confidential is rapidly approaching, and I wanted to personally invite you to to submit a short piece of writing based on the theme: ADVENTURES ABROAD! (If you don’t know what Seattle Confidential is, there is a descriptive blurb in the Post-Scriptum for your perusal – you can also visit the site at www.SeattleConfidential.org).
As the song goes, “People are strange, when you’re a stranger“. I find that when we are strangers in a strange land, life is experienced in a whole new way: we find ourselves embracing bizarre situations (and bizarre situations find our embrace), our trust of others becomes elastic, and small moments within our lifetime have the ability to become expansive eons that encompass our lives. Traveling can be like a nightmare, but it can also be like a dream – a weird, sexy, awkward, scary, sad, fascinating, or maybe even deeply revelatory dream.
I would be eternally grateful to you if you would take some time a put into writing a story about your ADVENTURES ABROAD. Remember that SUBMISSIONS ARE CREDITED ANONYMOUSLY – so like a stranger in a foreign land, you can be completely be frank, fearless, and forthcoming! I find that stories about 700-900 words are an ideal length, but longer if you feel the need. If you are so kind as to write something down PLEASE SEND IT TO ME BY AUGUST 1st (the show is August 8th).
If you have any questions about the theme, the show, how you might approach it, pleae don’t hesitate to contact me by email or by phone: (206) 349-4999.
I am a huge fan of your writing, and I hope you will share your story! Also, if you know who has a great story that should submit, please pass this e-mail along to them! Thanks,
ABOUT SEATTLE CONFIDENTIAL: Seattle Confidential is a new series I’ve created for ACT Theatre. Each quarter, Seattle Confidential puts forth a provocative theme and asks Seattleites to anonymously submit their personal stories inspired by that theme. The favorite submissions are then put into the hands and mouths of Seattle’s finest actors for an evening of confidential divulgence! Along with this artistic and visceral exploration of the theme, there is also a more cerebral exploration which is done through an anonymous survey on the theme, completed by the audience (both online and live the night of the show) and then graphed and analyzed via Powerpoint presentation. Submissions and Surveys are available now at www.SeattleConfidential.org – remember to fill them out by August 1!