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  • Washington, DC
    Est. 1969. KCACTF is a national theater program involving 20,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide which has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theater in the US.
  • Located in the historic U street corridor of Washington, D.C., Spooky Action Theater (SAT) is a dynamic, young theater company that has been recharging the audience's imaginative, intuitive, emotional core by linking artists & audience in a collaborative enterprise. We designed and built a versatile performance space that accommodates multiple seating and staging configurations. Movable walls and audience risers enable us to approach each production with a fresh perspective.
  • Washington, DC
    DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival; a 17-day Multidisciplinary Arts Festival celebrating extraordinary stories from around the world.
  • Washington, DC
    Independent, intercultural, entertaining, and uncensored, Mosaic Theater Company is a not-for-profit organization committed to making transformational, socially-relevant art. We produce plays by authors on the front lines of conflict zones, and to building a fusion community to address some of the most pressing issues of our times.
  • Washington, DC
    The Kennedy Center is the nation's busiest performing arts center, hosting approximately 2,000 events each year for audiences numbering more than 2 million. Since 1971, we have been bringing the world to Washington with magnificent performances of music, dance, theater, and more. The Kennedy Center, located on the banks of the Potomac River near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., opened to the public in September 1971. But its roots date back to 1958, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed bipartisan legislation creating a National Cultural Center. To honor Eisenhower's vision...
  • The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival National Playwriting Program (NPP) offers three (3) programs for student-written work: ten-minute plays, one act plays, and full-length plays. See below for specific guidelines and awards for each program, but please make note of these overall guidelines for ALL manuscripts: All plays must be blind submissions, which means that the playwright’s name and any identifying information (including school information) must be removed from the manuscript in its entirety. This includes the title page, and all headers and footers throughout the text...
  • The Rose Theatre Co., a DC-based professional organization, is seeking short comedic monologues for the creation of a curated digital film series titled IN CHARACTER. Selected monologues will be produced and released by The Rose for use across digital platforms, including Instagram and You Tube. Writers may make multiple submissions. This is an open-ended project. Writers will retain all rights to their words. The Rose Theatre Co. will retain all rights to the audio-video content and their production of the monologues submitted. Please note that all submissions are voluntary and unpaid.
  • Laytonsville, MD
    AmaZing Theatre believes that drama is a powerful medium for teaching and learning about the history and cultural nuances that are the foundation of African Americans. The Theatre's mission is to create performing arts opportunities of social significance for the Black/African American community. To ensure that our productions tell not only the Black/African American story, we partner with other ethnic groups to share and bring together a world view. With this ideology the AmaZing Theatre contributes to community theater by: supporting, educating, training and developing artists....
  • Washington, DC
    In its inaugural season of the Fringe Curated Series, the Fringe Festival commissioned three new plays derived from folklore or myth from non-western cultures. In exploring these narratives, we brought different perspectives to life. Always looking to grow, develop and take risks, in our second year we are choosing a different focus to commission from. FOR THE 2019 FRINGE FESTIVAL, WE ARE SEEKING TO COMMISSION AND PRODUCE WORK THAT EXPLORES KEY ISSUES CURRENTLY FACING HUMANITY: FORGIVENESS, TRUST AND HOW TIME CAN EITHER UNEARTH OR LEAVE COVERED PROGRESS. What are the challenges we face in...
  • Baltimore, MD
    Charm City Fringe (CCF) produces an annual performing arts festival in Baltimore that unites people through art, builds community, provides a place for weird, and empowers artists in producing bold, fun entertainment. Charm City Fringe, Inc. is a nonprofit that develops, showcases, and celebrates new and innovative theatre and performing arts in Baltimore. We aim to connect and elevate the theater community, engage existing audiences, attract non-traditional theatergoers, and reach out to communities not commonly represented. The Charm City Fringe Festival, founded in 2012 in Baltimore,...
  • Baltimore, MD
    This is a local (Maryland and D.C. playwrights) festival of new plays.