About the Project
The Reminder Plays Project aims to create a free online database of queer plays by queer playwrights. Phase 1 will build a foundation for the database by gathering plays from Philadelphia-based queer playwrights. During the month of October, the Reminder Plays Project will highlight one Philadelphia playwright per day on social media as well as on the project’s website. Phase 2 will solicit national submissions, culminating in the Year of Queer Plays: a social media campaign featuring one queer play/playwright for 365 days in a row. Phase 3 will launch the fully realized version of the database. Part archival project and part promotional tool, The Reminder Plays Project hopes to connect queer artists & audiences to stories in which they can see themselves represented.
About the Organizer
Val Dunn (she/her) is a queer playwright, formerly based in West Philly, currently living in Bristol, UK. Her plays possess a strong sense of place, tackle issues of class & dykehood, and push against the limitations of form. In addition to theatre, Val enjoys long-distance walking. She is currently a Level 30 Pokemon Go Trainer.
More about Val's work: valdunn.com
Funding for Phase 1 comes from a $2500 Art & Change Grant from the Leeway Foundation. Every playwright who submits an eligible play will receive $50. Please give a shout if you would like additional budget transparency. If you would like to make a donation toward Phase 2, please go to the contact page & message Val to organize.
The Bearded Ladies Cabaret are Val’s Change Partners for this project, providing creative mentorship & administrative support.