'Well, Actually' is our new online series, a project exploring the phenomenon of mansplaining and the power of using it to elevate the voices of people who have experienced marginalisation because of their gender. The series is an ongoing project, with new monologues based on your submissions and performed by female, non-binary and gender non-conforming actors released every Thursday evening. 'Well, Actually' is a lighthearted look at the power of lesser heard voices which is free to access, with an opportunity to donate to Forest Theatre Company's work to make new, exciting female-led theatre. All donations will be shared with Plan International UK, whose work supports women and girls in Britain and abroad.
Submit an Example
The monologues used in 'Well, Actually' are entirely made up of real life examples submitted by people who have experienced or witnessed mansplaining. If you'd like to submit an example, we would love to hear from you! Examples don't need to be fully formed monologues- you can submit anecdotes, Tweets, videos or private messages, but please do get permission if you are submitting anything not already in the public domain. You can email these to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us here or on on social media.
Perform a Monologue
You don't need to be a professional actor to perform a monologue! If you identify as someone who has been marginalised because of their gender (that could be female, any transgender identity, non-binary, gender non-conforming or another underrepresented gender identity) and are happy to have your performance shared on Youtube, please get in contact with us. You can perform your own submission or sign up to perform a monologue submitted by someone else.