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Friday, September 22, 2023



Deadline: October 1, 2023

It is our hope that by connecting Black playwrights (wherever they are located) with stories from Black Appalachian communities, we can:

Create monologues that can be developed into full-length plays
Create work that explores the Black Appalachian experience, both past and present
Establish and cultivate relationships with Black playwrights and other Black theatre artists
Give audiences accessibility to new perspectives on life in Appalachia

5-7 monologues will be selected a year to be performed at SHINE: Illuminating Black Stories, during Barter’s annual Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights.

Monologue Submission Guidelines
Playwright must be Black.
Monologues must be set in Appalachia. (See link below for list of qualifying states/counties as defined by the Appalachian Regional Commission)
Monologues must be 5-7 minutes in length (190 words = 1 minute).
Monologues must be unpublished and not have had a professional production.
Monologues must be submitted electronically.

Monologues must be written using these selected prompts.

Deadline for 2024 Submissions: October 1st, 2023

Please submit monologues to: tjackson@bartertheatre.com

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