Write Out Loud Films

  • Exeter Phoenix
  • June 14
  • 07:30 - 21:00
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Down Stage Write presents four filmed monologues commissioned from members of their Write Out Loud LGBTQ+ writer development programme.

From the struggles of gay parenthood to forging a place for your identity in a world that resists it these short pieces from Devon and Cornwall writers take a wry and heartfelt look at the LGBTQ+ experience today.

The proceeds of this event will go directly towards funding Down Stage Write’s future work of the Write Out Loud project.


Performed by Samantha Tossu

Bryony has always been a welcoming person, but opening her home up during an unprecedented global pandemic brings risks but also the possibility of love.

NOT AN OPTION by Fynn Roberts

Performed by Maisy Barlow

A simple box on a local council form. A non-binary hacker with a message. A whole host of possible options.

PRIVATE by Robin Oliver

Performed by Robin Oliver.

Tomorrow is a big day for Benjamin. The big reveal. And sometimes you need a private conversation with a friend to help you prepare.

JELLYFISH by Jaime Lock

Performed by Charlotte McEvoy

Did you know Jellyfish don’t need sperm to reproduce? But for other creatures the path to parenthood isn’t so straightforward….

Director: Jon Nash

Director of Photography and Editor: Hector Manchego

Sound Recordist and Production Assistant: Gian Carlo Ferrini

Produced by Down Stage Write and 45 Degrees Photography

Supported by Arts Council England.