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“Thank you” note from Mosaic Theatre Company, producers of the successful DC run of “The Agitators” [photos]
Thanks to John Muller, local journalist and author of “Frederick Douglass in DC: The Lion of Anacostia,” for leading a tour in conjunction with THE AGITATORS for our board members, theater lovers and members of the community, that brought Frederick Douglass to life off the stage and allowed us to walk on the path of history as we were introduced to some of the same sights in Anacostia he would have seen during him time here.
You helped make the play an experience, not just a production!
Call for submissions for Ancostia Playhouse New Work Festival — DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS AUGUST 31ST!
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.
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).
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 email@example.com for financial aid.
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.
The Frederick Douglass Project by Solas Nua opens May 10 – May 24 (10 shows) — A site-specific play staged on a wharf in DC’s Southeast Waterfront
For the first time in DC history, Solas Nua will bring a theatre production to The Yards Marina. Situated on the Anacostia River, this site-specific play is just a stone’s throw away from Douglass’ historic home at Cedar Hill.
Staged on a pier at the Marina, this world premiere musical was commissioned by Solas Nua to commemorate Frederick Douglass’ 1845 voyage to Ireland and the bicentennial of his birth. The production will feature live music, hip hop, and dancing in an innovative blend of African American and Irish culture.
The Frederick Douglass Project consists of two short plays. An Eloquent Fugitive Slave Flees to Ireland by African-American writer and local theatre star Psalmayene 24, and Wild Notes by award-winning Irish playwright Deirdre Kinahan, giving audiences a dual perspective on Douglass’ experience in Ireland.
This production is proud to be supported by The Irish Embassy, The DC Commission for Arts & Humanities, and the Frederick Douglass Family Foundation.
The Yards Marina
1492 4th Street Southeast
Washington, DC 20003
As this is a live event all ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.