Sunday, January 22, 2017

Seeking Female-Identifying Playwrights For Short Play Festival

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Dark Matter Productions is seeking playwrights for SMASH!, its second annual short play series, in association with the Future Is Female Festival. SMASH! is a night of short plays featuring work by six fierce female-identifying playwrights smashing the patriarchy, the bourgeois and the establishment in 2017.

Plays must be 10-15 minutes in length

Plays should require no more than 3 actors, but number of characters is unlimited (our goal is to use no more than 3 men and 3 women for the entire series)

All participants must be non-union
Each accepted playwright will receive a prompt with keywords that will be used to inspire the content of their piece. Some examples of guiding words:
  • Nasty woman
  • Melania Trump
  • Ivanka Trump
  • Hillary Clinton
  • Gender pay gap
  • Birth control
  • THINX
  • Cat calling
The FIF Festival takes place in March 2017. SMASH! will be performed on Friday March 3, 2017 @8pm at TheatreLab, 357 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018

Please send a short bio and/or website and social media handles along with a writing sample to Jordan@darkmatternyc.org to be considered. Please submit no later than EOD on January 23.

Dark Matter Productions seeks to inspire and cultivate the next generation of philanthropists through artistic expression and community activism. We are committed to fostering a community of mutual support and collaboration by co-producing 50% or more of the time, maintaining a non-competitive ideology and creating the biggest turnout for the best production.

Dark Matter Productions is committed to representation, diversity, and maintaining a safe, constructive artistic space at all times. We welcome andyone and everyone to participate.