Masquerade – A Call for Pitches!

Calling all writers, artists, performers, creative types, thinkers, and anyone with something to contribute! We are inviting you to submit a 250-word pitch for The Hearth’s next night of readings on the theme of:


Tuesday, 6th of March 2018 at The Jade (160 Flinders St, Adelaide)


Do you trust what you see? The world of masquerade allows us to play. Identities can be transformed or concealed with a flourish, and conventional rules of engagement do not apply. What are the consequences when anything becomes possible under the disguise of masquerade?

Here are some prompts to get your thought juices flowing:

What’s hidden, identity and personality, public and private selves, façades, forgery and fakery, truth and lies, reality and illusion, carnivale, celebrations and parties, tricksters and charlatans, ego and id, performativity, theatre, drag, burlesque, rituals and customs

This special event will take place as part of the 2018 Adelaide Fringe Festival.

We welcome very wide interpretations on the theme and encourage experimental forms of performance/writing/life narrative/creative nonfiction/fiction/poetry, etc.

Each reader will have a 10-12 minute slot to present both a reading and some commentary on their piece.

Please email us a 250-word pitch (a rough outline of what you want to present), and 50-word bio (feel free to include a link to your blog or website if you have one) by Friday, 12th January, 2018. Email  with “Masquerade Pitch” in the subject line, and your pitch and bio in the body of the email (no Word doc attachments please!).

Please feel free to send any questions our way, we’d love to hear from you.

Alicia, Emma, Lauren & Melanie
—The Hearth Collective.

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