Playwrights’ Center Supports Early Career Writers With Nine-Month Mentorship
Playwrights’ Center, in partnership with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, is pleased to announce the 2021-22 Core Apprentice Playwrights Christin Eve Cato, Sarahjeen François, and Phanésia Pharel. The program will support these early-career playwrights with professional mentorship and development workshops, furthering their craft and their careers.
The Road Theatre Company's Summer Playwrights Festival #12
26 plays in 12 days! The largest playwright’s festival in the U.S. Followed by a moderated discussion with the playwright, director and cast. Continuing online as theatres anticipate reopening this fall. Streaming live on The Road Theatre's website and YouTube channel
INTAR Theatre MicroTeatro Festival
With support from Radio Drama Network, will present MicroTEATRO Festival June 17–25, 2021
The festival will feature short plays by six Latinx playwrights, performed by 14 actors in seven locations throughout Hell's Kitchen in collaboration with local business.
Featuring Foul Shots by Christin Eve Cato at the Police Athletic League, Inc. William J. Duncan Center.
For the full schedule and ticketing, visit IntarTheatre.org.
REIMAGINE: New Plays in TYA
Aims to support the development and visibility of new works for young audiences by BIPOC playwrights. This project will provide funding directly to the playwright, as well as funds to be utilized for development work with a partner theatre.
jelly beans by Christin Eve Cato is a 2021 grantee. More info here.
A Woman’s Armor by Christin Eve Cato.
A newly commissioned piece, an homage to the women in our history who have fought for equal rights and protection under the law.
It will premiere as part of the Utopian Performance Tour at the 2021 Pivot Arts Festival: Reimagining Utopia.
For more info about the inspiration for this piece, please read the Pivot Blog!
Black Pain by Christin Eve Cato
commissioned by Covid Monologues
COVID monologues was devised through a unique collaboration of public health researchers and theatre professionals. The monologues are based on a systematic review of qualitative peer-reviewed literature on COVID-19 in the U.S. Research articles were categorized into broad topics, reviewed for themes and main messages and supplemented with quantitative research from top public health journals. The resulting "research packets" were assigned to eight diverse, experienced playwrights who were selected from a nation-wide, competitive application process and received additional training through the project's masterclass in research-based theater. Their task was to communicate the main messages of the assigned research through a 5-10 minute monologue. Monologues were workshopped with a team of researchers and theater artists, and produced by five partner community theaters in Baltimore, MD.
Founded by playwright Darrel Alejandro Holnes, the Greater Good Commission offers mini grants to Latinx playwrights to write short plays, innovative in form, that reflect the times. The Commission’s mission is to help sustain Latinx playwrights and to support their contributions to American Theater. The commission’s inaugural round will focus on Afro/Black-Latinxidentifying playwrights, and this year’s selection committee chose five women playwrights. The inaugural plays will be presented at the 2020 Greater Good Theater Festival by the Latinx Playwrights Circle (LPC) and Pregones Theater/PRTT. The Festival will be streamed online, and the plays will later live in digital archives. Streaming date was on Oct 15th 2020.
The Greater Good Commission & Festival presents...
The Anarchists of Nueva Yol
by Christin Eve Cato
During an internet civil war, Lucilla Lebrón stumbles upon a secret online group planning to take over NYC and discovers that she only has 48 hours to plan a defense.
Watch it here: The Anarchists of Nueva Yol & Other GGC Plays
Ingenio Live Virtual Theatre Festival
September 25-October 4 2020
Two weekends of readings of 6 new plays by Latinx playwrights as a celebration of resilience.
The INGENIO process provides an intrinsic step in the growth and development of several new full-length theatrical works each year. A long term change-maker, INGENIO interrupts many of the given reasons gatekeeping structures of predominantly white theatrical institutions give for not accepting more plays by Latina/o/x writers.Rehearsals and workshops culminate in readings and feedback sessions with audiences of theatre professionals and members of the public.