Black Women State of the Union Invites Playwrights To Explore Being Black and Female
Submitted by: Black Women: State of the Union
Los Angeles, CA (OPENPRESS) January 20, 2012 -- Black Women State of the Union seeks short scripts that explore, expand and explode what it means to be an African-American Woman in present day America for its second stage production to be held in the Fall of 2012. Deadline for play submissions is February 15, 2012. E-mail submissions to the BWSOTU Producing Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Themes can incorporate, but are not limited to: images of Black Women, family, health, relationships, power, social progress, media stereotypes, spirituality and success.
Submission Guidelines: Authors may submit up to 3 pieces. Each may be up to 15 min or 15 pages in length. Submissions should not be published or represented by an agency or organization for purposes of royalty collection or production. Scripts that exceed the time limit will not be considered.
Black Women State of the Union (BWSOTU) began as a single production in 2009 as Michelle Obama became the first African-American First Lady. Using nanny bots, a superhero school and many other comedic scenarios, BWSOTU opened a discourse regarding stereotypes versus reality. Three years later, BWSOTU explores whether there have been any changes in the way Black Women are seen by the public or in the ways Black Women see themselves.
Black Women: State of the Union's mission: A theatrical and community event that represents and celebrates Black women as complex and resilient people. BWSOTU promotes greater understanding of Black women's significant contributions to the world through performance, visual arts, community events, and media. BWSOTU artists aim to use this platform to empower Black women to love and honor themselves, and to help them self-identify as dynamic, expressive, and nurturing contributors to society. BWSOTU artists communicate and express themselves to help Black women embrace the characteristics that make each of them different and unique--today, tomorrow, and for generations to come.