In The Year Of The Cock

In the Year of The Cock is a comedy TV series centered around a struggling immigrant actress in New York, who always falls into a whirlpool of absurd and "unlikely events". In The Year of the Cock the prevailing feminine perspective of "Girls" meets the light comedy and life lessons found in "Master Of None". It puts the expectations on it's head by making women characters brutally honest, vulgar, horny, androgenous as they philosophically ponder what's really expected of them and how to shed the shackles of preexisting gender roles and create new female role models for the 21st century.

  • Tjasa Ferme
    Ophelia's Flip
  • Project Type:
    Television Script
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama
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  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
  • First-time Screenwriter:
  • Student Project:
  • Slovenian National Film Festival
    September 19, 2006
    Vesna-Slovenian National Film award
  • Cinerockom International Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    November 13, 2013
    Best Actress Sapphire award
Writer Biography - Tjasa Ferme

TJA​Š​A FERME-playwright-performer (SI, USA) Tjasa Ferme is a Slovenian National Film Award and Stane Sever classical stage award recipient, for the past nine years living and creating in New York. She is also the creator of a short film Ophelia's Flip (Cannes Film Festival, 2012), an interactive solo show, Wild Child in the City, premiered in NYC (TheaterLab, Secret Theatre) went on three European Tours (Italy, Austria, Bulgaria, Slovenia) and received an Audience Choice Award at 46th TSD-Week of Slovenian Drama. Interview on Huffington Post Arts & Culture New York Times review: more on her website She just returned from Sweden and Slovenia where she with a team of four theatre artists, created a devised theatre piece about migrations West to West through the lens of the current refugee crisis, international co-production of Maska, Mini Teater (Slovenia) and Skogen (Sweden). Blog post on TCG’s artists salon on “Home and Exile”

New York & Slovenian theater credits include:
-The Upper Room, Cocktales: Confessions of a Nymphomaniac, Leaves of Grass (dir. Jeremy Bloom), Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice, the cell)​ , Mackbet, Dzieci (Lady Macbeth), SEEWATCHLOOK, 400 Parts Per Million (Blessed Unrest), SNG Drama Smoletov Vrt, MGL Kabaret, Via Negativa: INCASSO (International Festivals: Milano/Cesena/Zagreb)

Playwright, producer, co-author:
-​Cocktales: Confessions of a Nymphomaniac, Dir. Kira Simring (NYC and Art Basel Miami)
-Wild Child In The City (TheaterLab, Secret Theatre, on tour: Italy-Bulgaria-Austria-Slovenia)
-devised study/performance “Back To The Promised Land” Sweden-Slovenia (Maska, Skogen, Mini Teater) -upcoming: My Marlene Dietrich

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Writer Statement

My mission as an artist is to empower women and minorities, to create new role models for modern women and empower people to live fully, passionately and authentically in their own truth. My work revolves around transformation, its goal is to achieve transcendence. I want to look into bizarre, unique, distant stories and distill them into universal truths that inspire every mortal being. I want to reach and awaken the audience’s divine core, so that everybody can more fully realize their own potentials, dreams and life missions. With my theatre and film work I have been exploring female sexual and psychological identity, fluidity of gender and other predetermined roles we play.