The Parallel Project (TPP) is a monologue writing workshop that was created by Argel Monte de Ramos and Jocelyn Tsui with the goal of increasing the quantity and calibre of monologues written by and for IBPOC artists. In addition to publishing an IBPOC monologue collection, The Parallel Project aims to support the IBPOC artistic community by offering a platform through which we can share and celebrate our stories. Now in its fourth phase, The Parallel Project aims to commission six new monologues written by six emerging IBPOC playwrights. In partnership with the City of Vancouver, The Cultch, and Playwrights Theatre Centre, the selected playwrights (18 years of age and above) will participate in a 7-week summer writing workshop, through which they will receive one-on-one mentorship from a local professional dramaturg. The project will culminate in two Invited Readings of the new pieces at The Cultch’s C-Lab.
We are seeking additional financial support to supplement our grant for this year’s programming. These funds will cover dramaturg fees, cultural consultant fees, well-being professional fees (i.e. counselling and other support systems) and production costs, all of which directly support our artists.
We thank you for your generous support and we cannot wait for you to witness new monologues presented at our readings held at the C-Lab, The Cultch on July 27 and 28, 2023.