Call Out – Do You Have A Lockdown Story You Want To tell?

Call Out – Do You Have A Lockdown Story You Want To tell?

Paid: £50.00 (if you are one of the lucky 5 to be selected for a more detailed interview)

Closing date: Friday 16th October

Writer Mandy Redvers-Rowe has been funded to develop a new script called Shielded & Shafted.

Shielded and Shafted is a new script she is developing in response to how
Covid-19 has impacted on Disabled People’s lives.

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Description:

 From writer Mandy Redvers-Rowe:

“I am a Disabled writer who has been funded through an Unlimited Micro-Commission to develop a new script called Shielded & Shafted.

Shielded and Shafted is a new script I am developing in response to how
Covid-19 has impacted on Disabled People’s lives.

During lockdown the UK’s response to Covid-19 has increasingly excluded and marginalised Disabled People. Sometimes through legal means and sometimes through practice. All in the name of safety. All under the guise of protecting us. We have experienced reduced access to supermarkets as they responded to new social distancing requirements and have been frustrated by a lack of access to information. For instance, when no BSL Interpreter was provided by the government during their daily updates. Now we are aware that many of us are amongst the most vulnerable, as new figures confirm that a disproportionate number of Disabled People have died as a result of the virus.

At its heart, the script will consist of five verbatim monologues. These will be developed by interviewing Disabled People who were shielded during the lockdown.

If you do not have a full story but have something you would like to say please email me a sentence, thought or statement. If your words are used I will let you know and you will be listed as a contributor.”

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To apply please Email mandyredversrowe@gmail.com putting Shielded & Shafted in the subject line.

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