Echo Theatre expresses our humble appreciation and profound respect to all the exquisite voices who contributed to the Big Shout Out special project #writenow. We encourage you all to continue raising your voices to shed light both on the injustices as well as the beauty you see in the world.
In the spirit of the #metoo and #timesup movements, Echo Theatre sought diverse voices that presented creative, unique, and even unexpected takes on the sexual harassment issue crippling society. These voices were developed into a performance project with a world premiere in 2019 in Dallas, Texas.
Writers were told: the length of the piece may impact our ability to include it in the production simply due to length and not content or quality.
Rules and Regulations for the Contest
Entrants were to...
1. be female or identify as a female.
2. include resume with submission.
3. monologue not to exceed 10 minutes.
The hard deadline for submissions was midnight August 15, 2018.
Playwrights of monologues selected for the Big Shout Out Special Project,
#writenow, received a $100 performance fee.
Raw. True. Impactful.
Voices of #MeToo
a n E c h o T h e a t r e o r i g i n a l
Curated and Directed by Kateri Cale
Whitney LaTrice Coulter
Alle Malia Mims
*Member Actors’ Equity Association
In the spirit of the #metoo and #timesup movements, Echo Theatre has created a compelling new work distilled from diverse female stories on sexual harassment.
Acts against women.)
An Echo Theatre Original.
#MeToo - Song and music video
by Germaine Shames
Moonflower's Story by Isabella Russell-Ides
Since I Was 12 by Lesley Moreau
Easter Sunday by Jill Brady
I Thank My Lucky Stars by Mara Dresner
Oxygen Thief by Emily Hageman
Come Here by Christy Brothers
Walking Home by Marj O'Neill-Butler
#NotMe by Gwen K. Adams
She Said by Donna Latham
The Woman in the Black Body by
Meeting Myself by Christine Emmert
5th Grade by Tristan Young Mercado
Two Girls by Allie Costa
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 at BURNING WOMAN 2019
The Wild Detectives / Oak Cliff
6:00-10:00pm - Selected monologues from HEAR ME were presented during this festival celebrating the power of local female creatives in a free evening of performances.
Combines word / art / dance / music / theater, followed by a burning ceremony and community drumming circle.
FREE!!! Donations accepted.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 a
BONUS ECHO READS 2019
Bath House Cultural Center / White Rock Lake
7:30-8:30pm - Full script of the HEAR ME, winning #MeToo monologues were presented in a Staged Performance Reading.
Come for the Reading.
Stay for the Discussion.
Talk Back with audience and creatives follows. Be a Part of the Art!
FREE!!! Donations Accepted.
If you are interested in booking this one-hour production at your venue, contact the producers at email@example.com.
We are pleased to also recognize our Finalist Honorees:
#maybe by Anonymous
Angela by Amy Tofte
Antagonist by Elizabeth Suzanne
Ball and Chain by D. Lee Miller
The Caretaker by Julia Pascal
Fenix by Diana Burbano
The Flower Farthest from the Path by Amy Oestreicher
Happy Ending by Lucy Wang
Here I Am by Bethany Burnside
I Don't Have To Think About It by Donna Kaz
I'll Tell You a Story by Amy Oestreicher
Just a Kid by Marla Porter
La Chingada by Elizabeth Isela Szekeresh
My Me Too by Sandra de Helen
Pussy Grabber by Gina Femia
The Stories We Tell Ourselves by Lindsay Hayward
The Troy of Helen by Elizabeth M. Kelly
Vilmar, It Was Me by Margie Pignataro
The Writer by Katherine Burkman