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Saturday, April 5, 2014

2014 Black and Latino Playwrights Conference

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Deadline: April 15 each year for the following September conference.

The mission of the Black and Latino Playwrights Conference is to provide Texas State University students majoring in theatre with the opportunity to work with professionals for a hands-on week-long lab that includes the collaborative process of ―finding a play in rehearsals, culminating with a public staged reading.

To annually lend an ear to new voices and help writers, in collaboration with directors, actors, and dramaturgs, shape their stories and hone their craft in an environment that allows the writer to explore and grow and learn fearlessly.

To share the play with the campus and community in a staged reading for audiences followed by discussion and/or questions and answers.


• Only unproduced and unpublished scripts are eligible for consideration.

• The scripts should be written by a Black or Latino/Latina playwright.

• The scripts should include a synopsis and character list.

• The playwrights are expected to attend the rehearsals and at least one of the performances.

• Only scripts submitted prior to the deadline will be considered.

• Playwrights from across the country may submit scripts.

• Manuscripts should be typed in the standard play format and must include contact information.

• Include a stamped self-addressed envelope if you wish your manuscript returned.

The deadline for submission of scripts is on April 15th. 

A script postmarked by the deadline date is acceptable. Play scripts may be delivered by regular mail, in person, or e-mail. By June 15th, notification is sent to the author of the selected work and to all who submitted scripts.


1. Housing: The university provides for all guest artists and directors from out of town.

2. Stipends: The selected playwrights receive a $1000 stipend.

3. Travel Expenses: Airfare or mileage is covered by the university.

Send Manuscripts To:

Department of Theatre & Dance
Texas State University-San Marcos
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
Attn: Black & Latino Playwrights

or e-mail to Eugene Lee: el18@txstate.edu or mreugenelee.el@gmail.com

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