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SUBMISSIONS
ARE CLOSED!

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The OTF MAIN STAGE and MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE

Submissions closed Dec 23, 2022, 11:59 pm

THANK YOU for your interest in the OBSIDIAN THEATRE FESTIVAL.  Submissions for the 3rd annual festival are closed.  

 

Stay Tuned for submissions to open again in October 2023, for the 4th Annual Festival.

 

OTF seeks new, short and full length plays by emerging Black playwrights for its annual summer theatre festival based in Detroit, MI.

 

As part of the four day festival, four (4) select plays will be staged, rehearsed, produced, performed, and filmed. Pieces will be presented for live theatre audiences, as well as filmed stage productions.  

***We understand and acknowledge that the quality of your work is not determined by your access to resources and effort to create a space that centers artists of all backgrounds. While we are requesting certain submission details (recordings, documentation, etc.) your piece will not be judged on the quality of these assets, but rather the strength of your work.

FAQ

Question: Do you have to live in Detroit to participate/submit your play?

Answer: No

Question: What if my play has already had a reading or what if it has been produced somewhere else? Can I still submit it?

Answer: While we encourage new work we also support the developmental process.  If your piece is in development, has had a reading, or been produced at smaller theatres then send it along. 

Question: What if I don't have sheet music or a high-quality recording?

Answer: We understand and acknowledge that the quality of your work is not determined by your access to resources and effort to create a space that centers artists of all backgrounds. While we are requesting certain submission details (recordings, documentation, etc.) your piece will not be judged on the quality of these assets, but rather the strength of your work.

Question: Can I submit more than one play?

Answer: Yes, however, no more than two submissions per playwright will be permitted. Playwright’s submitting more than two works will be removed from the committee process.

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