Founded in 2008, Blackboard Plays has been devoted to Black Playwrights throughout the African Diaspora.  

  • Black Playwrights Submit up to 10 pages in consideration for a Feature reading.
  • A Feature and a Community Night are the two main ways to have your work supported by Blackboard.

Those not selected for a feature, are encouraged to attend a community night, which is structured like an Open Mic Night for Playwrights, where up to 10 pages is cold-read by Actors in person or on Zoom (During COVID-19 Social Distancing Practices).

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.