Black Theatre Troupe is celebrating black women playwrights in its “My Voice Is My Power” series, beginning in October 2015 and concluding in February 2016, at the Helen Mason Performing Arts Center, 1333 E. Washington St. The deadline to submit is 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.
Scripts must be original works for the stage that have not been published or produced. Works should not be adaptations or obvious first drafts. Musicals will not be accepted in this round. However, plays with original music will be accepted on a limited basis providing the submission is accompanied by a high-quality recording. Works that have had workshop analysis and evaluation are eligible.
Only submissions by female playwrights of color will be accepted. The strongest finalists will be works that illuminate issues that concern or impact women of color.
This project is open to all female playwrights of color. However, submissions from playwrights in our preferred region of the Southwest (Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Utah) are encouraged.