Tomorrow is the day! Starting at 6 pm, and going straight through to 6 pm on March 25, 2023, YOU can tell ME how to write something brand new!
Also: should you want to help make our film Reasons I Hate Being Single and buy Easter chocolate, tomorrow is also your last day to order.
Our Write-a-thon will be in exactly two weeks! Here are some ground rules for the event:
-I will write a new, full-length play, in 24 hours. The live stream will begin at 6 pm on Friday, March 24, 2023, and will end at 6 pm on Saturday, March 25, 2023. The live stream will be embedded in takeabite.ca , and donations must come via that website.
-Viewers will see a split-screen: on one side, me getting more tired and frantic: on the other side, the play as it’s being written!
-Here is the play’s basic plot:
“3 very different people meet online at the start of the pandemic. They connect, but as the pandemic wears on, their individual lives change, which alters their relationship.”
-At 6 pm on March 24, YOU will give me names for the 3 characters! The first 3 donors will get to provide one name each. Submissions will be via the website.
-Every 60 minutes, I will check prompts and donor amounts. Whoever has donated the most in that 60-minute period will get their prompt used next! I must use the prompt, and I must make it make sense.
-At the end of the 24 hours, whoever has donated the highest amount will pick the name for the villain of Reasons I Hate Being Single !
I will have until March 31, 2023 to fix typos, and then the resulting play will be entered into the Alberta Playwriting Competition.
TWO THINGS about our Easter chocolate fundraiser:
1. The website to order chocolate is very confusing. Some supporters have said that the amount of information required makes it look like THEY’RE setting up a campaign! The site asks for addresses and such in case WE need to deliver to YOU on April 7, and it asks you to create a password in case you want to come back and order more. If you’re still not sure about buying off the Purdy’s website, we have an alternative event coming up.
2. Take a Bite’s short film Nowhere Normal isn’t available to the general public yet, because it’s still on the festival circuit.
However, any supporters of our first fundraiser will receive an invitation to our upcoming virtual screening…for FREE.
So click here to get your Easter shopping done, and get VIP access to Nowhere Normal early!
Click below to see how you can watch what a writer in action, and support Take a Bite’s next film, from anywhere in the world.
Heather’s short film script Reasons I Hate Being Single was a semi-finalist in another competition.
A second short screenplay by Heather Morrow is a finalist in the Comox Valley International Film Festival’s screenwriting competition!
Reasons I Hate Being Single is in the Short Film Script International (that is, not B.C.!) competition. The festival is in May, and winners in all categories will be announced May 12, 2022. Yay!
Otherworldly news. Take a Bite’s first short film, Nowhere Normal has received a grant from the Canada Council! We are officially in pre-production!
Follow for updates on cast and crew, production, and showings.
My one-woman play It Started with an Allergy will stream in an online, multi-media production, starting on January 15, 2022!
Produced by Spoonie Theatre, starring Annette Devitt, and directed by Anna Ashkenazie Bush, It Started with an Allergy is my painfully funny solo show about the 8+ years it took before I was diagnosed with endometriosis. Tune in to Spoonie Theatre’s YouTube channel to see what they’re all about.
In the meantime, have a look at the promo videos below, and see what the first production looked like under PHOTOS.
My play It Started With an Allergy will soon have an entirely made-for-online production! Check out Spoonie Theatre on Facebook for details.