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Dramatic Writers' Challenge

Hello writers! Have you been writing your way through these turbulent times? MI member Paul Heller of Same Boat Theatre Collective (SBTC) is soliciting short plays and theatrical pieces for EarthQuake: Moving the Earth with Our Voices, a global Zoom festival of performances to further the cause of environmental justice. SBTC is accepting scripts that raise awareness of how specific environmental issues affect the lives and communities of the underrepresented and underprivileged. The festival intends to produce work that gives an opportunity for a diversity of voices to be heard, with an emphasis on underrepresented and underprivileged artists. SBTC will cast and direct the virtual performances.

A few details: submissions should be 10-20 minute scripts, monologues and other theatrical works (movement, puppetry, etc.) that can be performed live on Zoom and give thoughtful, engaging responses to one (or more) of the following questions:

1. What does being _____________ [an African American woman, e.g.] have to do with the environment?

2. “Urban wilderness.” How has human activity specifically affected the environment where you live?

3. Is misinformation a pandemic?

Further information is available at https://www.sameboattheater.org/

Go ahead, make Mechanics’ Institute proud and draft something to submit! Inquiries and submissions should be directed to [email protected] Submissions are due by September 20, 2020.

Image by Dimitris Vetsikas from Pixabay.

Posted on Aug. 19, 2020 by Taryn Edwards