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- Fade To Black Play Festival Script Submissions – Open 02/01/2021 – 04/01/2021
Building on the growing success and popularity of our previous years, Shabach Enterprise presents its nineth season of the Fade To Black Play Festival, Houston’s only short play festival celebrating the new works of African American playwrights.
See details below.
SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2021 TO MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2021.
1. No fee is required.
2. No restriction of theme or genre.
3. Three (3) scripts submissions are allowed per playwright.
4. Selected playwright winners will be awarded a cash prize of $100.00.
5. Winning playwrights will be announced nationally on Friday, May 1, 2021.
1. You must be the sole African-American author of the submitted work.
2. Previously published or produced work by the author or theatre/company is not allowed (See definitions below).
3. Play must run no longer than 8-10 minutes long on stage. Conduct informal reading to ensure.
4. Play should accommodate a “bare-stage” set requiring only a minimum of removable stage props and require basic lighting and sound cues.
5. Play must not be a musical.
6. Play must not be written for children or youth.
7. Play must not contain characters that are under 17 years old.
8. Play must not be a re-submission of previous Fade To Black play festival seasons.
9. Play must not be considered a translation or adaptation.
10. Play should be “stand-alone”, separate body of work that has extracted from a larger, previously written play.
11. Author must be at least 18 years of age.
12. Play must be submitted in a PDF format.
1. Complete the script submissions application. https://forms.gle/sUESPtTCvJrR9gfn9
2. Upload pdf of original work.
For more festival details go to http://www.FadeToBlackFest.com
The Fade To Black Play Festival is funded in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts and the benevolent contributions of private donors.
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