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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Submissions wanted for Pinning Our Hopes: A Night of Arts & Activism Around the Inauguration

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Pinning Our Hopes, a night of inspiration and action at Deane Hall, the Boston Center for rthe Arts Calderwood Pavilion, will feature theatre artists responding to issues of social justice and citizenship raised by the 2016 election. For one night, some of Boston's best performers will showcase work that speaks of solidarity and resistance, and leaders from local social justice organizations will be on hand to introduce how audiences can connect, contribute, and make a difference.

Submissions open now to writers nationwide: submissions must be original material and may be a monologue, a small-cast short scene from a play, poetry, spoken word, or a new work written in response to the election. The goal of the evening is to highlight the diversity and the experience of those whose rights are most under threat: People of immigrant communities, Muslims and those of non-majority faiths, LGBTQ people, and people of color, and women.

All performances, event space, and materials are being donated, and the event is free/pay what you can, so there is no compensation for the written material.

Deadline: December 14, 2016 
(later submissions may or may not be read)

Please attach contact info and also say whether you want your material to be shared for use with other Pinning Our Hopes performances or only the Boston event.

Send your submissions or questions to pinningourhopes@gmail.com. For more information or to host your own event, visit http://pinningourhopes.com/.

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