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Accepting submissions for women's play festival

HartBeat is accepting submissions for performance work for WTF! (Women's Theater Festival), a small festival of new work by theater Artists of Color who identify as female, trans, or non-binary. Artists must be residents of the Greater Hartford Area.


The Festival is in its fourth year and attracts a large, enthusiastic, and diverse audience.  Three new works each get a small-scale workshop with a week's rehearsal in our 77-seat theater in Hartford, CT. The Artist is integral in deciding how to allocate a modest budget to best serve the needs of the project.  Residencies will be scheduled in March (end), April and June.

Each new work must not have received a full professional production. Works in progress and proposals for devised work are also welcome.  Artistic disciplines considered: spoken word, theater, music, dance, movement theater. Hybrids of the aforementioned disciplines very welcome. All works must tell a story (through words, movement or both) or be part of a larger story in the case of works-in-progress. Please submit a synopsis of your piece (either in writing or by video) or a partial or full script of the work under consideration to Godfrey Simmons at no later than March 10, 2020. Residencies are planned for mid-April.

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