2018 ONSTAGE Festival: Volume Control Wants to Head Your Way!

After one of the busiest semesters of my life, I’m proud to announce that this year’s peer review process is underway!  Phew!

One of the AWESOME challenges of running Little Black Dress INK is that LBDI is essentially me + a team of awesome Partner Producer collaborators.  Without these amazing people, I would only be creating lists of amazing new plays – not getting them read all over the country.

Which brings me to the following:  It’s time to start recruiting Partner Producers for our 2018 Female Playwrights ONSTAGE Festival!

And we have some awesome reading opportunities – so if you’re a fan of female playwrights, and you love sharing new work, I hope you’ll consider joining us in bringing this year’s ONSTAGE festival to a theatre, bar, art gallery, park – the possibilities are nearly endless – near you!

What is expected of Partner Producers?

  • Once you’ve declared your intention to participate, LBDI will make our list of 25 semi-finalist plays available for you to select a line-up of short plays/monologues from.
  • LBDI will provide poster art, program templates, and press-release templates for you to customize to your event!
  • We also provide social media support and link to your company on our page!
  • How you structure your reading is up to!  We’ve had readings in bars, galleries, theatres, and parks (this one was a “Brown-Bag Reading” where guests were invited to pack a lunch, and producers brought popsicles and ice-cream cups!) So there’s really no wrong way to go!
  • Once plays are selected, we’ll connect you with the playwrights and begin promoting your event!

When do readings take place?

  • We have the opportunity to share this year’s semi-finalist readings on International Women’s Voices Day, January 21st 2018.  This event is being organized by Women’s Voices Theatre Festival in DC.  It’s a fantastic way to participate in both this year’s ONSTAGE Festival and to commemorate last year’s Historic Women’s March on DC in solidarity with other theatres across the nation!
  • BUT – If IWVD is too soon for you to organize your reading (or if you already have something planned for that event) – you can also present a semi-finalist reading in the month of March as part of Women’s History Month!

We’d love to see this year’s semi-finalists shared in your city!  Please don’t hesitate to contact me to sign up, or with questions.  Let’s get these new plays heard in as many corners of the country as possible!


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