Goodman Theatre Now Accepting Submissions for New BIPOC *Future Labs* Play Series

Calling all bold, imaginative new plays authored by artists of color for Future Labs—Goodman Theatre’s newest artistic program to develop works authored and directed by Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI and other artists of color. Designed primarily for Chicago-based writers who have not had a play produced at the Goodman, Future Labs will feature up to nine workshops and presentations, slated to begin early 2021. The new program is curated by the Goodman’s Quenna L. Barrett (Associate Director of Education and Engagement), Jonathan L. Green (Literary and New Works Manager) and Ken-Matt Martin …

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Paramount School of the Arts Announces New TYA play commission for BIPOC writers

TYA TOURING PRODUCTION COMMISSION SUBMISSION Thanks to the support of the NEA’s Arts Work Grant Program, we are proud to announce the commission of a new play with music for young audiences that will tour greater-Aurora area schools. We will spend the winter and spring of 2021 developing the piece with a workshop reading with the hopes to tour the piece during the 2020-2021 school year. DEADLINE TO APPLY: JANUARY 5, 2021 For our inaugural commission, submissions for this award are open only to writers of color. Commissions: One proposal will be …

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The Miranda Family Foundation Voces Latinx National Playwriting Competition

DEADLINE: Monday, February 1, 2021 (Timestamped) More Info and to submit: aav@repertorio.org In subject line: Voces Latinx: Name of play In body of e mail: Name Address Cell phone 4-6 line Synopsis and how this accurately reflects and amplifies the community. The Latinx/Hispanic Community represents many nations and every corner of the United States. By the mid-21st Century, 1 in 3 people will identify as having raíces Latinx (Latin roots). We have journeys and histories that need to be heard and experienced on stage. The goals of The Miranda Family Foundation Voces …

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Illinois Arts Council Agency Artist Fellowship Awards Deadline Approaching

The Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) 2021 Artists Fellowship Program is open and the deadline is rapidly approaching. Applications are due to the Illinois Arts Council’s electronic SlideRoom system by November 2, 2020 at 11:59pm. The awards will be announced in the spring of 2021. A recording of the Artist Fellowship webinar is posted on the IACA website: https://arts.illinois.gov/Workshops%20%26%20Webinars Artist Fellowship Program The IACA will provide a limited number of $15,000 awards across the following discipline categories: • Literature (includes sub-categories of poetry, prose, and scriptworks) • Media Arts (category includes audio …

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Building Our Tables, Producers of Color Panels & Masterclass Series

Building Our Tables is a progressive POC led organization with a mission to build the producing capacity of artists of color through knowledge sharing to demystify the role of producer. This series is co-produced by Olivia Lilley and Riti Sachdeva and sponsored by Prop Thtr & The National New Play Network. The first panel is this Monday October 19th from 6:30pm – 8pm CST. A second panel will be Saturday October 24th, featuring Alice De Cuyna of Chicago’s Physical Theatre festival. This event centers POC, so all Chicago POC theatre artists are …

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Arts Reach New Ways Forward

Constituents of League Of Chicago Theatres are entitled to a FREE 30-day trial to Arts Reach New Ways Forward, a combination of webinars, roundtables, one-on-one consultations, special reports and a Video Resource Center designed to help arts professionals navigate uncertain times and be fully prepared for the future opportunities that await. This month, the sessions focus on monetizing on-line content, best practices for communicating with your patrons during a crisis, and planning for the new, post-pandemic world. See program details at https://artsreach.com

Congo Square Industry Training Institute: Audition for the Stage

Two Day Course Instructor: Ann Joseph Douglas Monday, October 26 and Wednesday, October 28, 6-8PM CST Cost: $100 This Acting class is dedicated to artists looking to strengthen their theatre audition techniques. The actor will learn how to deepen their audition process in order to capture the eyes of Casting Directors. – General Audition Technique/Shakespeare Monologues Register