Tuesday, July 10, 2007


The deadline for Karamu's Festival of New Plays is Sept. 30 for a Jan 2008 festival. From the press release: Re: KARAMU PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE SEEKING ORIGINAL SCRIPTS FOR 16TH ANNUAL R. JOYCE WHITLEY ARENAFEST FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS Cleveland - Monday, July 9, 2007 - Karamu Performing Arts Theatre is accepting original full length plays from new and established playwrights for the 16th Annual R. Joyce Whitley ARENAFEST Festival of New Plays. Karamu has a high standard for excellence and discipline and expects that from the playwright with well-written, well-constructed plays that celebrate the African American and multi-cultural experience. Karamu House Inc, seeks to nurture promising playwrights through this festival. Scripts from high school students are encouraged. Scripts must be postmarked before or on September 30, 2007.

Scripts selected for ARENAFEST will be presented as staged readings Monday-Friday January 7th through January 18, 2008, with audience discussions following the nightly readings. The following persons will oversee ARENAFEST, Michael Oatman, Coordinator; James K. Spriggs, Moderator; Terrence Spivey , Artistic Director.

For entry form, go to: http://www.karamu.com/downloads/arenafestentryform15th.pdf

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