Submission Guidelines for PPTCO's Theater Festival in Black and White
IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!
Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company is now accepting submissions for the Theatre Festival in Black and White
Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company presents the Theatre Festival in Black and White for the 12th year. The Theatre Festival in Black and White, also affectionately known as the Black and White Fest, has made its mark in Pittsburgh by creating an environment where theatre artists cross the racial line and come together for entertainment and great theatre.
We are now accepting scripts of one-act plays for our festival. The criteria for script submissions are listed below:
Attn: Pittsburgh Playwrights Black and White Fest
3515 Iowa Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
A panel will review all scripts; you will be notified if your script is being produced or not. If you have any questions, please email Eric A. Smith.
Our 2015-2016 Season
Miss Julie, Clarissa and John
By Mark Clayton Southers
Directed by Monteze Freeland
March 12-27 2016
Inspired by August Strindberg’s groundbreaking 1888 naturalistic drama Miss Julie, Mark Clayton Southers relocates the action from Sweden to a Reconstruction-era Virginia plantation. The dangerous attraction between the landowner’s daughter and his top servant takes on new shades as its taboo nature expands from crossing boundaries of social class to also encompass racial lines. The situation is heightened further by Southers’ extensive development of the third onstage character from Strindberg’s play, who in this searing version becomes central to the conflict through her identity as the mulatto daughter of a slave woman. The result in our world premiere production is an intense struggle that illuminates cultural dynamics of two key moments in U.S. history: then and now.
Featuring Chrystal Bates, Kevin Brown, and Tami Dixon
The Theatre Festival in Black and White
Our signature one-act theatre festival returns for its twelfth year with another selection of entertaining short plays. We've scheduled it in conjunction with the Three Rivers Arts Festival, so you can come downtown and catch both. If you're a playwright, check out our script submission announcement.