An essay by author Virginia Woolf is the inspiration for a new, improvised performance in Luxembourg later this month.
The 1928 essay “A Room of One’s Own” is a feminist text using a fictional narrator and narrative to explore women both as writers of and characters in fiction.
It provides a starting point for “The Virginia Monologues” but where the performance goes afterwards will depend largely on each audience, members of which are encouraged to present suggestions to shape the stories, monologues and scenes which centre around the lives of women.
Out of the hubbub of female voices past and present, historical and fictional, wonderful and terrifying, emerges the story of women’s dreams and fears, their insecurities and triumphs.
Comic at times, at times tragic or poignant, anything can happen. Because it is all created on the spot.
“The Virginia Monologues” is performed at the TNL on June 24 and 25 at 8pm. It is directed by Timothy Lone, with music by Peter Corser and performed by Nathalie Jacoby and Rhona Richards. It is produced by The Story in Motion Project.