The Merc is seeking submissions for
The year we held our breath
Directed by Phil Quevillon
YOUR stories. What did 2020 mean to you? What made the greatest impact on your life? What did you learn? What would you like to share with an audience?
We plan to bring audiences back together in the theater to hear what happened in different corners of our community during the pandemic. We hope your stories connect, inspire, entertain, and teach us.
Submit your writing, video, or sound recording via email by August 30th
OR, don't like email?
Wed, August 11th or Wed, August 25th
6:00 - 8:00 PM
@Yourspace in Building N on Twispworks Campus
Submissions must be less than 5 minutes.
Submissions will be curated and directed and then presented in a multi-media Reader’s Theater performance the weekend of October 14th – 17th. Participants will work with the director to edit submissions and/or rehearse as necessary for final presentation. The director will use his artistic vision while collaborating with participants to create an engaging production for audiences to experience: LIVE theater with some bells and whistles thrown in.
Accepting submissions from all ages, backgrounds, and corners of the community. We seek a wide range, so don’t be afraid to submit!
Submission Deadline: August 30, 2021 or in-person on designated dates
Submission Length: 5 minutes or less
Format: Written words, sound recording, or video recording
Performance Dates: October 14th – 17th
Rehearsals and final editing will be one-on-one with the director during September, then full cast tech rehearsals October 9th and 10th. Performances the following week.
Send email submissions here
Call 509-997-7529 or email with questions.