Sunday, January 25, 2015

NFT Launches Kickstarter campaign for Amiri Baraka's MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA

Amiri Baraka
Dear NFT friends & supporters, 

This is NFT's Kickstarter campaign for Amiri Baraka's Most Dangerous Man in America (W.E.B. DuBois). Please give it a look and help me by donating. The legacy of Amiri Baraka, who passed one year ago, January 9, is alive and vibrant on stages, in cafes and centers around the world, in the realm of social and traditional media and in the hearts of his family and friends. This month, some of his closest friends of New York City theatre are kick starting an effort to raise funds for the May production of the prolific writer-activist's last play, written in 2011: Most Dangerous Man in America (W.E.B. DuBois). Click the "Kickstarter" button below to see the selection of 200 gifts that we will be sending to all those we donate! 

Friday, January 23, 2015


2014 Fade to Black Play Festival participants

Script submissions will be accepted from Sunday, February 1, 2015 
until Wednesday, April 1, 2015. 

The theme and subject matters of the work is open to the playwright's imagination.

Local Houston directors and actors are encouraged to participate.

Selected playwrights will be contacted no later than Friday, May 1, 2015. 

There is no fee to submit. 

Winner will be awarded a cash prize of $100.00. 

To qualify for consideration, 
the scripts must conform to the following guidelines:

  • Must be an original, unpublished work written by an African American playwright. 
  • Must be no longer than 10 minutes. 
  • Should accommodate a “bare-stage” set requiring only a minimum of removable stage props and require basic lighting and sound cues. 

To submit: 

On the front page of your script include your name, contact information, title of the play as well as any character descriptions. 

Only three (3) scripts are allowed per playwright. 

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

Building on the growing success and popularity of our previous years, WMGE, LLC presents its third season of “Fade To Black”, Houston's only short play festival celebrating the new works of African American playwrights.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Auditions for DC Black Theatre Festival (Washington, DC)

Don’t just stand there, become a part of History! 
DC Black Theatre Festival is looking for Actors in all skill levels!!! 

Don’t miss the chance to audition for 15 different playwrights, producers, directors, theatre groups who are all looking for you! This isn’t just a “Call for Actors” it’s a chance of a lifetime. So you have been dreaming about being on stage, this is opportunity you have been waiting for. One Audition, 15 chances… 

Date: Sunday, March 8, 2015 
Time: 11am – 3pm 
Location: THEARC Theatre 
1901 Mississippi Ave, SE 
Washington, DC 20032 

 Male and female actors of all ages. Please submit your headshot and resume to . Please state your preferred time slot between 11am and 3pm. We will make every attempt to schedule as close as possible to your requested time. It is highly recommended that you bring additional headshots and resumes along with you to your audition. 

The DC Drama Department is proud to announce the 6th DC Black Theatre Festival, a 10-days festival celebrating Washington, DC’s thriving theatre community. The DC Black Theatre Festival will bring together a wide array of local and national artists, writers, directors, producers, theatre companies and theatre lovers in what promises to be one of the city’s biggest self-producing black theatre projects ever. See our website for more details