Obsidian Theatre Festival features the work of exciting Black voice, and illuminate the rich diversity of experiences relevant to the African diaspora in America.

Lacey Holmes
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The OBSIDIAN THEATRE FESTIVAL is seeking new, short and full length plays by emerging Black playwrights for its upcoming theatre festival: June 27-30, 2024

As part of the four day festival, four (4) select plays will be staged, rehearsed, produced, performed, and filmed. Pieces will be presented for live theatre audiences, as well as filmed stage productions.  Each play or musical will receive two (2) performances during the festival week.


Extended - Submissions will be accepted starting August 15, 2023 and due no later that September 29, 2023 (applications accepted on a rolling basis)


  • Plays no shorter than 30 minutes. 

  • A sample of 10 pages. 

  • A current, complete script.

  • Video Submissions will not be accepted.

  • No more than 100 play submissions will be accepted.

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Selected pieces will be produced for live audiences in Detroit and filmed for streaming across the country.


Selected playwrights will be paid a stipend of $500USD.