...to our 2019/20 Resident Playwrights
The Writing Residency Program is in keeping with our core mission to expand the number of Black playwrights working in theatre so that more voices and more viewpoints, reflecting the diversity of our world, can be expressed.
LTC has selected four early-career playwrights and will provide them with dramaturgical and professional support over a ten-month period, during which time they will each be required to complete a new full-length play.
More details: HERE
THANK YOU to all the talented playwrights who applied this year.
Jessica Charles, Camille Darby, Johnny Lloyd, and
Funding for the 2019-20 Writing Residency Program is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts and the Left Tilt Fund.
Without community, there is no liberation. Audre Lorde
Liberation Theatre Company is building community - a community of Black playwrights with something to say and the determination to find their place in the American theatre.
We’ve been building a community for the past ten years:
• Through writing groups for beginning playwrights
• Nine years of the Obie Award-winning
48Hours in...™Harlem ten-minute play festival and its spinoff festivals 48Hours in…™El Bronx, 48Hours in…™Detroit and 48Hours in…™Holy Ground, the last two produced for the first time in 2019
• Five published anthologies of plays from those festivals
• And our now three-year-old project, the Liberation Theatre Company Writing Residency Program, supporting four emerging playwrights over ten months towards completion of a new original play.
Our efforts have benefited nearly 100 new, early career and established Black playwrights but there are many more out there who desire the kind of professional guidance and exposure that we can give them. You can help us help them.
On this Giving Tuesday, we invite you to become part of our community. Your generous tax-deductible gift of $25, $50, $100, $250 or any amount you feel comfortable giving, will enable us to continue these programs. More Info.
48Hours in...™ El Bronx
6 PLAYWRIGHTS • 6 DIRECTORS • 18 ACTORS
Harlem9 is excited to join Pregones Theatre in the celebration of Lantinx history, legacy, and culture in The Bronx with our OBIE award-winning festival 48Hours in . . . The opportunity to collaborate with Pregones with our process and connect across cultures has been a long-held dream. We look forward to illuminating the creative magic and resilience found in diverse communities wherever we are invited.
WHAT A YEAR!!!
48Hours in...™ El Bronx
April 14 , 2019
48Hours in...™ Detroit
July 14, 2019
48Hours in...™ Holy Ground
in North Carolina, August 3rd
48Hours in...™ Harlem
August 25th at National Dance Institute
Liberation Theatre Company is a home for creative emerging black playwrights, providing resources to develop their work, nurturing and inviting them to express themselves in a supportive and focused environment. LTC brings together actors, directors, and playwrights to allow playwrights the room to learn and grow, culminating in their finest work, ready for production.