Phone 402-319-2895

UNSHAKEN: A Festival of Shakespeare-Inspired Solo Pieces

Seeking writer-performers to create original short solo works for live and virtual performances!


WHAT: Original, un-produced, Shakespeare-Inspired Solo Pieces

(e.g. A deeper dive into a lesser known character; an exploration of your unique experience--why you’ve loved/loathed Shakespeare; etc.)

  • Running time: 10-30 minutes
  • All genres welcome (comedic, dramatic, musical, etc.)
  • Must include quotes of Shakespearean text
  • Must be able to be staged with minimal props and set (chair & table)

Each writer-performer will be paired with a director who will help get the performance on its feet.

Artists whose pieces are selected for production will be paid a stipend.

NOTE: If an artist is interested in writing a solo piece but is not an actor themself, we would also consider casting an actor to take on the role should the piece be selected for production.

WHEN: Fall 2021 (August/September)

  • 5-10 Rehearsals
  • Two performances 
    (final dates and location TBD)

Pieces will also be filmed for an online festival following public performances.


Please send the following materials/information to by April 15, 2021

Subject line: [Your last name]--solo submission

  • A “cover letter” of introduction in email
    • Your name
    • Name of piece
    • Confirm, if selected, you will make yourself available for evening rehearsals, performances, and filming
    • Approximate run time (seeking pieces 10-30 minutes in length)

Attach the first few pages of your draft (no more than 10) as a PDF, following this naming format, "Last name, First name_SHOW TITLE"


Our Partners

  • NAC
  • Cultural Endowment
    Cultural Endowment
PO Box 84935
Lincoln, NE 68501
Phone 402-319-2895

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