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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

2024 Black Men Talk Play Festival

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Deadline: March 15, 2024 11:59 PM CT

DLaniger Productions presents this new 10-minute play festival: a celebration of the voices, stories, and perspectives of Black male playwrights. The goal is to select plays telling authentic stories of the Black experience

The 2024 Black Men Talk Play Festival is aimed at recognizing the voices and stories of Black male playwrights. The project is created by a playwright from Chicago where the festival will be held and selected plays will be produced in August 2024.

Playwrights are invited to submit their scripts from until March 15th. A panel of readers will carefully select the plays to be part of the festival. All submissions will receive a confirmation email. Notifications will be made on or before April 15th. The official list of selected plays and playwrights will be posted on: https://blackmentalkplayfestival.com in late April 2024. Selected playwrights will receive $100.

SUBMISSION RULES:
  • Submissions are due by March 15th at 11:59 pm CT.
  • Script submitted must be the final version in proper play format.
  • Playwrights must submit plays that run from 8-10 minutes or 8-10 pages. Your cover page should have: title of play, your name, email address, and phone number.
  • Plays should feature from two to four characters.
  • Scripts should be written with minimal set and costume requirements.
  • One entry per person.
  • Plays must be unpublished and must not have had a professional production.
  • Plays must be submitted electronically in PDF format.
No musicals, screenplays, or monologues will be selected for this festival.
All submissions must be submitted online here: https://forms.gle/fT31Mjzsn3nF8mGn6

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