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Monday, March 26, 2018

Fade To Black Play Festival

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We are seeking 10-minute plays for our upcoming season.

Submission indicates you have read, understand and consent to the rules and guidelines.
Failure to comply will result in disqualification.
  • Submitting author must be an African-American/Black playwright and the sole owner of the copyrighted work.
  • Submission form must be completed before emailing your play.
  • Play must not be previously produced.
  • “Produced” - Your play was marketed for production date(s) by either you (its playwright) or a theatre company and was performed before an audience who purchased tickets to see the event. *Staged readings are not considered productions. If your play has only had public or private readings but has not been produced as a full-scale stage performance, you are permitted to submit the play.
  • Play must not be published.
  • “Published” - Your play is an officially published work and commands royalties from the producing theater each time it is performed.
  • Play must not exceed 8-10 minutes.
  • Plays that exceed this time frame will be disqualified.
  • Play must be submitted in pdf format.
  • Play should accommodate a “bare-stage” set requiring only minor accommodations of removable stage props and require basic lighting and sound cues.
  • No more than three (3) submissions per playwright are accepted.
  • The playwright may choose any theme or subject matter they desire.
  • Play must not be a musical.
  • Play must not be written for children or youth.
  • Play must not be a re-submission from previous Fade To Black festival seasons.
  • Play must not be considered a translation or adaptation.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to submit.
  • There is no submission fee.
  • Selected playwrights will receive an honorarium of $100.00.
  • Selected playwrights will have their play produced in front of a live audience.
  • Submissions open February 1.
  • Submission deadline is April 1.
  • Playwrights will be announced no later than May 1.
  • Email your submission in pdf format. Email address: submissions@wmgellc.com
  • Email header should read: Submission: Fade to Black. Your name. Title of play.
  • Your play should include cover pages including your name, contact information, title of play as well as any character descriptions or pertinent details you have regarding the play.

  • For more information, please contact Denise O'Neal at sdoneal12@yahoo.com

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