Authors and Actors to Solo with "21"


Calling All Authors and Actors 

La Crosse Storytelling Festival and the Pump House Regional Arts Center are teaming up to present a curated virtual performance of original stories on the theme “Twenty-one.”   The streamed event will open March 21, 2021.

Authors are invited to submit works for the project, from which a committee will make selections and pair each story with an actor. All written works must be original stories that can be performed as a monologue.

The theme “Twenty-one” invokes a wide range of possibilities such as: stories for the new year, adulthood, changes in 21 years, cicadas (billions are expected in 2021), 21 days between vaccinations, 21 gun salute, or the numerous titles of books, songs and places that include 21. The story can be completely about ‘21’ or just refer to that number in some way in the piece. 


Submit your story or apply as an actor by contacting Terry Visger at The submittal deadline is January 31, 2021. Individuals may apply as an author, an actor, or both.

What: Call to writers and actors

When: Deadline to apply is January 31, 2021

Where: Virtual

Who:      La Crosse Storytelling Festival Coordinator: Terry Visger

                Pump House Regional Arts Center Coordinator: Toni Asher

                Director: Anne Drectrah

                Production Manager: Brett Huus, Sound Strations