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Founded in 2008, Blackboard Plays has been devoted to Black Playwrights throughout the African Diaspora.  A Feature reading and a Community Night are the two main ways to have your work supported by Blackboard.

In 2022, Semi-Finalists from both the 2nd Annual Obsidian Theatre Festival in Detroit and the 2nd Annual Black Motherhood and Parenting New Play Festival will receive digital readings as part of Blackboard.

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).


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