As England moved into its second lockdown, and other places around the UK faced strict COVID-19 related restrictions, we at Miniver Theatre decided to once again inspire creativity during this time of uncertainty.
hopefully this competition got those creative juices flowing…
The challenge: write and film yourself performing an original monologue that is no longer than 60 seconds.
no set style.
edited however you like.
no specialist equipment needed.
the MMM #2 Winners are...
Lewis is a playwright currently writing for screen with guidance from the development producer at the BBC. In the past he has been shortlisted and longlisted for several playwriting awards including the Bruntwood Prize and Lancaster Playwriting Prize. Last year whilst travelling he won a short theatre competition in Paris, France.
"The other day I stopped outside the house I’d grown up in as a kid, and saw the light was on in the font room. But instead of just a bulb hanging from the ceiling, they had a light-shade with flowers on it now. I kind of wanted to go and see what else had changed, so I undid the front gate as carefully as I could, because it used to creak and stick but I think they’d replaced it now, because it didn’t make a sound. Then walking towards the window, I lifted my feet up higher than usual because our pavement used to be all broken and cracked, but now it was smooth black tar. And then looking into the window, everything was so new and white…clean. But the thing that was most different was when I saw the family who were sat around the table playing this board game and, well, when I saw them they were… they were laughing."