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Posted by MB - July 25, 2020

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The Fire This Time Festival
https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/the-fire-this-time-festival
TFTTF is dedicated to providing a platform for early career playwrights of African and African-American descent. This company has been an incubator for many major playwrights as they honed their voices.

American Slavery Project
https://www.americanslaveryproject.org/about-asp
This NY-based company provides theatrical programming as a response  to revisionism in American discourse about enslavement and its aftermath.

National Black Theatre
https://www.nationalblacktheatre.org
This Harlem company has provided theater for by/about/for the black community for over 45 years. They also provide residencies for producers/writers/directors at different levels in their careers.

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Zoom Plays

Posted by MB - April 8, 2020

On March 14th, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic started to take hold of all of our best laid artistic plans, we realized the moment asked us to be nimble.  So we put out a national call for Zoom Plays: monologues, scenes, and plays written to be performed on the Zoom platform.

Within weeks, over a hundred submissions had arrived from all around the world.  Some were plays previously written that the playwright thought would work well for this platform.  Many others are written by playwrights who are answering the call and writing a new play for this prompt.  The submissions continue to this day.  Click Here to submit yours.

Playwrights were encouraged to make context central to the prompt; there must to be a realistic need for this to be a Zoom call. Teenagers talking late at night.  A couple separated by borders.  Classmates trying to Zoom for a class project.  Lovers making plans to elope.

These new works are now organized, and through this website are now available for anyone, nationally or internationally, who seeks to use this for educational reasons: teachers, theatre companies, colleges, high schools, coaches, community organizations, academic institutions, etc.  Please note:  each of these playwrights have granted the rights for educational purposes only.   If you want to do something more with the play, you must contact the playwright for appropriate permission.

We have categorized them by the following criteria to help you find one that you like:

  1. 2 person plays
  2. Under 15 minutes in running time
  3. Over 15 minutes in running time
  4. Monologues

We are in the midst of an unprecedented temporary departure from the traditions of theatre as we know it, so let’s make some new work for this new world.

Click here to view the plays.

Spread the word, and help make this collection of plays available for all.

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Call for Zoom Plays

Posted by MB - March 16, 2020

Call for Zoom Plays: monologues, scenes, and plays written to be performed on the Zoom platform.

Now accepting plays, scenes, and monologues that are written with the context of the scene being a Zoom (or Skype) call. Plays can be two character, or more. Context is key — there must to be a realistic need for this to be a Zoom call: teenagers talking late at night, a couple separated by borders, classmates trying to Zoom for a class project, lovers making plans to elope, etc.

Submit here: https://forms.gle/gh9oLZXpty3MxrBM7

This effort is sponsored by Project Y Theatre Company, NYC. All submitted plays will be considered for professional production with Project Y in NYC. In addition, the Project Y Co-Artistic directors are theater professors at Carnegie Mellon University and Middlebury College, respectively, and are in search of material to use with their classes.

These new works will also be gathered, organized, and through Google Drive made available for anyone, nationally or internationally, who seeks to use this for educational reasons: teachers, theatre companies, coaches, community organizations, academic institutions, etc. Given the national demand for material like this for use in educational settings, having younger characters might be beneficial, but certainly not required. A diverse range of characters is preferred. You may submit as many times as you like, but please make each a new submission.

All submissions will be eligible for professional production with Project Y Theatre Company NYC.

We are in the midst of an unprecedented temporary departure from the traditions of theatre as we know it, so let’s make some new work for this new world.

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Women in Theatre Festival 2019 Announcement

Posted by MB - November 12, 2018

We are pleased to announce that this year’s 4th Annual Women in Theatre Festival will take place June 2019 at the A.R.T./New York Theatres (53rd Street and 10th Avenue, NYC) in the Gural Theatre.  Project Y was lucky enough to be part of the inaugural season of the A.R.T./New York Theatres for our 2nd WIT… 

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Women in Theatre Festival 3

Posted by MB - January 30, 2018

  Go to the Women in Theatre Festival Homepage Here. Project Y Theatre is thrilled to announce the 3rd Annual Women in Theatre (WiT) Festival.  We will be presenting three premiere productions in June 2018 at IRT Theatre including: Truth/Dare by Tori Keenan-Zelt directed by Andrew W. Smith At 13, Ursa, Hannah, Linney, and Maeve… 

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