Cal Poly's OWN: Original Women's Narratives
OWN 2018 Submissions Now Being Accepted!
We are now accepting new submissions for the 2018 performance of OWN. Submissions may take the form of monologue, poem, skit -- whatever method works best to communicate your vision. We will accept submissions for the 2018 performance until late July 2017, but will continue to accept them throughout the year for later performances.
Share your story and help us tell the myriad stories of Cal Poly womxn! For more information go to Submissions
Storytelling is a powerful medium. Storytelling allows the expression, connection, and processing of shared - and new - experiences. It is our stories that connect us and giving voice to those stories allows us to heal.
OWN was created as a platform to reflect and include the experiences of Cal Poly Womxn as holistic individuals, written by and for self-identified women students. OWN explores how gender, feminism, social justice movements, race, ethnicity, culture, class, academics, family dynamics, sexual orientation, faith/spirituality, body image, sexual violence, sex, relationship, love, power, oppression, privilege, personal growth, and other intersecting identities create and contribute to the various experiences and lives of women.
OWN is a full-length student-run production in every sense of the word, and is made up entirely of students who volunteer on various committees/teams, which are led by the GEC Coordinator and GEC Graduate Assistant. Learn more about the show and how to get involved by clicking on the tabs below the "Production of Cal Poly's OWN" tab.