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"Asè"

Written by York Walker

JAN 25 - FEB 8 2021

"Now, She Is Rising"

Written by Kristen Adele Calhoun

JUN 17 - JUL 1 2021

"Ghosts of Blackness"

Written by Mildred Inez Lewis

AUG 5 - AUG 19 2021

 

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

 
 

ABOUT "CONSEQUENCES"

Harlem9, Harlem Stage, and the Lucille Lortel Theatre are looking to commission pieces, the first of which will be written by York Walker, to be developed and presented online as part of a series in response to the 2020 presidential election. Each piece will focus on how the election affects the writer, their community, or their country.

If selected, writers will receive a $2,000 commissioning fee. Development of the piece will be led by Harlem9 and each writer will work directly with an assigned Harlem9 member.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Writers can be from anywhere in the United States.
  • Writers must be 18 years or older.
  • Writers must identify as Black/African-American.
  • Female identifying, LGBTQIA+, and gender non-conforming artists are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Pieces should not exceed 15 minutes in length, and can be either a traditional play format or experimental in nature.
  • Pieces should not directly promote specific candidates or policies, but should instead discuss how the writer will be impacted by them.
  • Content must be original, and writers must have all necessary rights.
  • All pieces must able to be digitally showcased online.
  • All applicants must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States.
 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM EST on Monday, February 8th, 2021.

 

The application process is free and open to all who qualify. Please include the following with your application:

 
  • Your play and/or a detailed description of your concept for this piece
  • Resume and bio.
  • A previous completed writing sample.
  • A history of previous productions of your work, if available. Applicants are not required to have been produced previously.
  • All pieces must able to be digitally showcased online.
 

All finalists must be available for an interview which will be conducted via Zoom.


 

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FAQ

 

What is Consequences?

Consequences is a multi-part series of pieces to be developed and presented online in response to the 2020 presidential election. Each piece will focus on how the election affects the writer, their community, or their country.

What is the submission deadline?

February 8, 2021 at 11:59pm EST

Do I need to have a production history?

No, it is not required. If you do have a production history, please submit with your application.

How long can my piece be?

Pieces should not exceed 15 minutes in length.

Can my piece be a stage play?

All pieces must be able to be digitally showcased online.

When will I get paid?

If your play is selected, you will receive a commission to be paid out through an agreed upon payment plan subject to deliverables.

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Please contact info@harlem9.org for more information.

 

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