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Visions / Revisions Festival at the Anacostia Playhouse (“What to Old Ana is the Lion of Anacostia”)

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“What to Old Ana is the Lion of Anacostia” -> Anacostia Playhouse New Works Festival [Nov. 15 at 8 PM & Nov. 17 at 3 PM]

Visions/Revisions: Anacostia Playhouse New Works Festival

Anacostia Playhouse New Works Festival

Anacostia Playhouse is pleased to announce the winners of our first-ever new play festival, Visions/Revisions! Eight new and non-produced 10-minute plays have been selected and will be presented as staged readings with professional actors and directors.

These plays address the themes of deterioration and renovation, both physically and socially, over the course of Anacostia’s long history. Anacostia has undergone many physical and social changes from the time of the Nacochtank Native American settlement along the Anacostia River, to the founding of Union Town, to today. These submissions examine the impact of revisionist history on Anacostia and its residents.

This New Works Festival will be held November 15–17 at the Anacostia Playhouse located in historic Anacostia in Washington DC. The festival is an opportunity to introduce new playwrights to Washington’s theater community and establish relationships between writers, producers and directors.

Our winning line up:

Anacostia Bound

Playwright: Debbie M. Jackson

Director: Bryanda Minix

 

Struggles on the Stoop

Playwright: Breonna Young

Director: Bryanda Minix

 

Anacostogia

Playwright: Deidre “Creative Soul” Gantt

Director: Jared Shamberger

 

What to Old Ana is the Lion of Anacostia

Playwright: John H. Muller

Director: Jared Shamberger

 

Modern Geography

Playwright: Darien Mitchell

Director: Charlotte La Nasa

 

The Water of Her Noblest Rivers

Playwright: Andrew Martineau

Director: Charlotte La Nasa

 

Grand Opening

Playwright: Alan Sharpe

Director: Teshonne Powell

 

The Eight

Playwright: Rahima Rice

Director: Teshonne Powell

 

Plays are separated into Group A and Group B.

 

Group A, performing November 15 at 8 PM and November 17 at 3 PM includes

Anacostia Bound, Grand Opening, Modern Geography, and What to Old Ana is the Lion of Anacostia

 

Group B, performing November 16 at 8 PM and November 17 at 8 PM includes

Struggles on the StoopAnacostogiaThe Water of Her Noblest Rivers, and The Eight

 

All tickets are PWYC and available by clicking here.

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Call for submissions for Ancostia Playhouse New Work Festival — DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS AUGUST 31ST!

Playwrights!

Anacostia Playhouse is seeking new and non-produced 10-minute and one-act plays for the 2018 New Works Festival: Visions/Revisions. Selected playwrights will have the opportunity to work with a professional director and actors to prepare for the final staged reading or performance.

Play submissions should address the themes of deterioration and renovation, both physically and socially, over the course of Anacostia’s long history. Consider the many physical and social changes Anacostia has survived; from the time of the Nacochtank Native American settlement along the Anacostia River, to the founding of Union Town, to today. Your submission should address the impact of revisionist history on Anacostia and its residents.

This New Works Festival will be held November 15 – 19 at the Anacostia Playhouse located in historic Anacostia in Washington DC. The festival, featuring both ten-minute staged readings and one-act productions, is an opportunity to introduce new playwrights to Washington’s theater community and establish relationships between writers, producers and directors. All plays will be read by the Anacostia Playhouse. 10-minute plays will receive a staged reading and one-act plays will receive a full production.

Please note that, due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to respond individually to each submission or to offer feedback. You will hear from us by September 21, 2018 if your work has been accepted into the festival.

The Rules:
Submissions will be accepted June 5 – August 31, 2018. Submissions and payment must be submitted through the Anacostia Playhouse website using the form and payment button below. Please submit only new non-produced works. All plays must utilize a maximum of four actors (actors can play multiple parts).

Submission/Reading Fee:
One-Act plays: $20.
Ten-minute plays: $10.

There is no submission fee for high school students. If the submission fee causes a financial hardship please contact Adele Robey at arobey@fusemail.com for financial aid.

SUBMIT HERE! 


EDITOR’S Note:

Before folks try to reach on me they should teach themselves who I be and from whence I come. I have done plays from time to time. My best friend and I were on the front page of the paper at 22 for our play about the 70. Folks can look it up.

That said I may have to come out of retirement for this call for plays. Hoping to get at least three submissions together …

1) Dr. Douglass as a member of the Uniontown Shakespeare Society
2) Ezekiel of Street Sense Media makes his return, last seen in “Mayor For Life”
3) W Street Douglassonians versus the White Man Lies of David W Blight / White Woman Lies of Leigh Fought

4) In loving and forever memory of original Old Anacostia Douglassonian and community legend William Alston-El.

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