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New Diaspora Drama Festival Seeking Plays, Films & Videos

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New Diaspora Drama Festival Seeking Plays, Films & Videos

The New Diaspora Drama Festival is an event set for May of 2004, in New
Bedford Massachusetts. The purpose of the festival is to provide theatre

artists and filmmakers with the exposure for their work.

This call is open to all community, professional, semi-professional and
college theatre groups and filmmakers. We are looking for short plays
(10
30 minutes) as well as short films and videos (up to 40 minutes),
primarily
by Black,
Hispanic and Native American theatre artists and filmmakers.The plays
must
be a self-contained, workshop-styled productions with minimal set and
technical requirements. Comedies, dramas, experimental and solo
performance
(dramatic poetry, storytelling, etc.) pieces are welcomed and
encouraged.
The playwright, at least, should be a person of color as described
above.The films and videos must be in a VHS or DVD format. Narrative,
documentary, animation and experimental (including music videos) are
welcomed. The producer(s), director and/or writer, at least, should be a

person of color as described above.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

PLAYS:

1. A cover page including the name of the play, approximate length,
production company (if any), contact person's name, address, telephone
number(s) and e-mail address.
2. A synopsis of the play (3 paragraph maximum).
3. A copy of the script, with character list and description.
4. A list of set, prop, sound and lighting requirements (if any).
5. A copy of the play on video tape (video footage of readings are also
fine).
6. Biographies on the playwright, director, actor(s) designer(s) and
company (if applicable).
7. If the playwright is not the principle contact, a copy of the written

permission from the playwright to use their work.

FILMS & VIDEOS:

1. A cover page including the name of the film or video project, genre
(documentary, narrative, etc.) approximate length, contact persons name,

address, telephone number(s) and e-mail address.
2. A synopsis of the film or video (3 paragraph maximum).
3. A Copy of the film on VHS or DVD.
4. Biographies on the producer(s), writer(s), director, actor(s) and
designer(s).

Mail Your Submissions To:

Professor Morgan James Peters
RE: New Diaspora Drama Festival
English Department, I-326
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747

DEADLINE: January 16, 2003

The New Diaspora Drama Festival is project under University of
Massachusetts Dartmouth, UMD Neighborhood College, Oversoul Theatre
Collective and New African Company.
 
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