Monday, December 3, 2007

Freedom Train Prods Residency for Black Playwrights (NY)

Deadline: 01-04-08 (Postmarked by)
Material: One-Act or Full-Length Play, Application
Freedom Train Productions is now accepting applications into our Residency for Black Playwrights. We are a theatre project that supports the creation of new plays written by Black playwrights that feature Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender protagonist characters. The residency entails:
- A commission to write a new play that features a Black LGBT protagonist.
- Regular Play Development Workshop meetings starting in February 2008 where Resident Playwrights share their work and offer feedback to each other.
- A $500 stipend for Resident Playwrights (pending funding).
- Two (2) stage reading performances of each work at Freedom Train’s Fire! New Play Festival in August 2008.
- Facilitation of The Open Workshop, a playwright’s salon where writers bring in their work and receive feedback from their peers and Freedom Train Resident Playwrights.
- Submit a one-act or full-length play. This should be your best work. It does not have to be a work that has a Black LGBT protagonist.
- Submit a play synopsis of the one-act or full-length play (75 word max).
- Submit a resume detailing your playwriting experience. Also, please include any teaching artist experience or background as a playwright within a writer’s group or workshop.
- Submit a statement detailing: (1) your goals for the Residency and (2) how you would structure/facilitate a session of The Open Workshop, Freedom Train’s writer’s salon. Also within this statement (3) tell us about the play you plan to write by sharing its central question, any dramaturgical research, or your impetus/drive behind writing the play (1 pg max).
- Applicants must send materials via email (.doc or .pdf files only) AND postal mail by JANUARY 4TH, 2008 to:
Email: AND
Postal Mail: Freedom Train Productions, P.O. Box 470905, Brooklyn, NY 11247.
For Postal Mail, include two copies of each submission requirement.
QUESTIONS: Please direct any questions to No phone calls please. Also please visit our website:
Thank you and good luck!

Source: The Loop