Featured Playwrights

Semi-Finalist Readings are HERE!

Since 2022, Blackboard has partnered with Obsidian Theatre Festival and our own Black Motherhood and Parenting New Play Festival (#BMPFest, a partnership with PAAL, Parent Artist Advocacy League) We are pleased to announce these reading that will take place virtually on zoom from April through June 2023. Upcoming Readings: Friday, June 9, 2023 – “The …

RSVP for RUTH – November 12, 2018 – Feature by Christy Smith-Sloman

Our 1st feature in November is “Ruth” by Christy Smith-Sloman, directed by Cezar Williams and produced by Daryl Sledge. ABOUT THE PLAY: A New Orleans family gathers on Easter Weekend for an overdue reunion. When family secrets and future plans are revealed, lives are changed forever.

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Meet October’s FEATURE: Lori Minor and RSVP for her Feature : Friday, October 19, 2018 7:30pm

RSVP for our October Feature in The Mary Rodgers Room @ The Dramatists Guild! LORI MINOR is October’s Feature Playwright with “The Coping Mechanism” – Catherine and Paul Harrison decided to support their daughter’s way of coping after a tragic accident, by keeping the spirit of her brother “alive” in their home through her imagination.  However, over time, they’ve begun to realize that the choice isn’t helping them to move forward and may be hurting, more than healing their wounds.