Contemporary Love Monologues is a co-created, participatory theatre production - the result of an open call for women to tell their personal stories about love and gender. After an overwhelming response from the open call, twelve women were chosen to devise monologues through a series of creative writing workshops with activist and writer Belona Greenwood, Artistic Director of concentric circles’, Adina Levay, and Assistant Director Kate Cox. The production seeks to create a chorus of women, whoever defines themselves as such, cross-cultural and cross-generational. From young widowhood to the invisibility of aging and queer identities, these stories challenge generalisations about women and reveal the complex reality of our beating hearts. They will be performed by professional and non-professional actors, recorded and then aired in two installments, over two nights, on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th September 2020.