Many Hats Collaboration is in the midst of creating a new performance work - The Undertaking - and we need your help. An important part of our mission at Many Hats is to create space for voices that are underrepresented in our community. As a companion piece to The Undertaking, we are excited to be creating a second piece of theatre currently called The Art of Aging Project. This piece will be presented alongside The Undertaking, weaving together essays and interviews of those 65 and older about their own personal journey of aging.
To create this piece, we are reaching out to you, the elders in our community, to share your experiences of aging and caregiving with us. Our goal is to use these submissions to create an original script for a theater piece which amplifies the voices of elders, collecting and collaging responses of multiple authors into a short play to be performed by professional actors.
Would you like to to contribute?
You can send us your contribution by:
1) Filling out a few questions through this online form.
2) Submit your audio, video or written submission via email to: artofaging[at]manyhatscollaboration[dot]org.
Any way you choose to contribute, we appreciate it!
--- Respondents should be over 65
--- Audio and video recordings must be submitted digitally and be a maximum of 5 minutes in length
--- Email a written response to our questions in essay format with a 1,500 word count
Contributor responses must be received by November 1, 2018.
Know someone who should contribute, but would prefer a paper form? Please print this Call for Contributions and pass it along!
Rules and Guidelines
All submissions must be original work, prepared for this submission process and not previously published. The ownership of any submission remains the property of the contributor, but submitting an entry constitutes the contributor's permission and consent, without monetary compensation, for Many Hats Collaboration to use, reproduce, post, adapt, and edit the contributor’s writing in scripted and spoken format within the context of an original theatrical production.
In the event that a contributor’s submission is chosen in whole or in part for use in the theater production, Many Hats Collaboration will credit contributor’s name in the theatrical program. Many Hats Collaboration agrees to share any selected material with the contributor in advance of the first performance, providing contextual information about the overall scripted drama in which the contributor's contribution will be used. Contributions will be selected based on subjective artistic criteria of the agents of Many Hats Collaboration. Contributors whose contributions are selected for inclusion in the performance will receive a complimentary ticket to one of the performances.