NO FEE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT YOUR PLAY TO THIS FESTIVAL The Griot Festival’s winner for Best Play will receive a prize of $2,500. Winner of Best Actor and Best Actress will each receive $500 The Griot Festival was created with the intention of offering a unique opportunity for playwrights/theatrical artists of African American descent who reside in NY and NJ. The festival’s purpose is to inspire and support both emerging and established playwrights/theatrical artists of African American descent who would like to step beyond the page and get involved in the production of their work. In short, they will have creative input from the first sentence they write to the last curtain call. It is also a great opportunity to become familiar with all the elements of a theatrical production in the making and to become familiar with the process that translates writing into a living work onstage in a safe and supportive theatrical environment.