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Liberation Theatre Company Writing Residency Program 2023/24
Liberation Theatre Company (LTC) is proud to present our sixth year of The Writing Residency Program 2023 - 2024; furthering our commitment to the development of new Black playwrights for the American theatre. For more INFO
It is a rare opportunity burgeoning playwrights have to hone their craft under their own vision through provided resources from an organization that only seeks to uplift their voices. For that I owe Liberation Theater Company an unlimited amount of gratitude. Nathaniel Johnson - Residency Playwright 2017/18
Our Obie Award-winning 10 minute play festival 48Hours in...™ Harlem 2022 returned for a live and in person production for its 11th annual season. BOTH shows were a SOLD OUT success. What a welcome back! Six directors, six playwrights and eighteen actors, wrote, rehearsed and presented six original plays in 48 hours. As usual, a great evening of entertaining and thought-provoking theatre. This year three past playwrights from the Liberation Theatre Company Writing Residency Program participated: Maia Matsushita from Year Two and Gethsemane Herron and Travis Tate from Year Four. *LTC is one of the six founders and producers that make up the Harlem9, Inc.
Liberation Theatre Company and other deserved theatre revolutionaries featured in American Theatre Magazine (article by LTC alum, Marcus Scott). READ IT HERE!
For believing that American theatre benefits from the presence of diverse voices.
For your past support of Liberation Theatre Company, as we provide a supportive home for emerging Black playwrights.
For supporting us now as we refocus and regroup following the pandemic shutdown, in order to find new ways to help more playwrights.
We don’t have to tell you how difficult the past few years have been. All of us have had to change the way we operate, and in some cases, cease operations just to concentrate on survival. Small theatre companies like Liberation, with our very specific mission, now have to rethink how we do business in order to help the writers we serve.
Your financial contribution of $25, $50, $100 or any amount, will enable us to restart our programs, create spaces and opportunities where Black playwrights can come together either in-person or virtually to work on new plays, develop existing ones, network with industry professionals and experience live theatre.
The theatre world is changing and Liberation Theatre Company is poised to help playwrights take advantage of those changes. With your help, we can do more and help more. To that, we say...
Funding for the 2022-23 Writing
Residency Program is provided
by the New York State Council
on the Arts.