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4th Street Theatre - 6x10 Play Festival

Chesterton, IN
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    We started this festival August 2014 as the 6x10 Festival. Since then, this festival has just grown dramatically. We have added additional performance days and in 2017 decided to produce 10 of the plays since we have such an overwhelming number of scripts submitted. In 2018 we received over 400 scripts from 35 states and 7 different countries!
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    Bechdel Fest features an ensemble of female-identifying, nonbinary, and trans artists performing hilarious and heartfelt new short plays, all of which pass the Bechdel-Wallace Test, a rubric created by cartoonist Alison Bechdel that requires a piece of entertainment to features non-cismale characters talking about something other than men. Written, directed, and performed by some of the city's most outstanding storefront artists, this year's slate of stories center around characters finally on the edge of growing up, glowing up, and making big decisions that ultimately take them to - you...
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  • Chicago, IL
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  • Chicago, IL
    he mission of the Black Ensemble Theater is to eradicate racism and its damaging effects upon our society through the utilization of theater arts. BE is the only theater in the nation whose mission is to eradicate racism. We utilize theater and educational outreach programs to bring races together in a community which embraces similarities and fosters dialogue, understanding and acceptance.
  • Chicago, IL
    A new works festival produced by Underscore Theatre Company. Each show is responsible for their own production, meaning casting, rehearsing, designing, marketing, teching, and presenting their show.
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    Every year we seek 10-minute audio drama scripts that are genuinely scary, imaginative, chilling, intelligent, suspenseful, horrific or downright grotesque. Writers may submit up to two audio drama scripts to Deathscribe in any given year. Five scripts will be selected from all submissions. These five pieces will be performed on stage in front of a live audience. The writer of the winning piece, chosen by a celebrity panel of judges, will receive the coveted Bloody Axe Award, as well as a $100 cash prize.
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