Thursday, August 4, 2011

Call For Submissions: Cock Tales Monologues


COCK TALES...or, as I would have called it, The Penis Monologues. But it's not my project so I'll just zip my lip. As you will see in the call for submissions, below, the editor is compiling a series of monologues about penises and masculinity and male sexuality and so forth. The one caveat is that you must have been male-identified at some point in your life. Like now. Or...when you were 5. Doesn't matter when. I encourage you wonderful trans and genderqueer writers in particular to whip something up for this baby. Your contributions will surely add dimension to this exciting collection.

Here's the call for subs:

The philosophy behind Cock Tales is simple. The artistic world is filled to the brim with examinations of female sexuality, female persecution, and criticisms and analysis of what it means to be female. Yet when I search for the same kind of expressions of maleness, I inevitably walk away empty-handed.


As a feminist, I find this rather unsettling. Have we spent years fighting for equality only to deny our brothers the very forms of expression we so emphatically demand? There is not an equal representation of the introspective, self-examining male in theatrical work. Or an equal representation of examinations of male sexuality, male persecution, or criticisms and analysis of what it means, socially and systemically, to be male.


Drawing inspiration from The Vagina Monologues, I am now working to compile a series of monologues written by men that look to explore a handful of issues revolving around – you guessed it – the cock. I am looking for any man who can pick up a pen and write a paragraph to assist me, since my experience in this area is, obviously, limited.


I am looking for any sort of writing (good, bad, monologue, prose, snippets, 5 page essays… whatever) that have to do with sex, masturbation, love, definitions of masculinity, social expectations, pressures, gender enforcement, ED, sexuality, fetishes, power, puberty and the penis. I’ll take submissions from anyone – teenage, middle aged, ancient, 20-something, straight, gay, asexual, cissexual, MtF, FtM, heteroflexible, bisexual, bi-curious, metrosexual or homophobic – as long as maleness is (or once was) a part of your identity.


All submissions will remain anonymous unless you request otherwise.


I feel in my bones what with the right collaboration, we can create a theatrical piece that has power, wit, meaning and will begin to truly level a long uneven playing field. Women are constantly encouraged by one another to feel, to explore, to write and to express. I call on all men to start encouraging their brothers to do the same thing.


If you have any further questions, or need help getting started, please feel free to e-mail me at kimberlyrdavidson@gmail.com. Also, if you know any one who might like to be involved with this project, feel free to copy this letter, redistribute it, and get other men involved!


Source: magazine.goodvibes.com (http://s.tt/12YhM)


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