FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 24, 2018
David Ring, OutWrite Chair
OutWrite Presents An Evening of Queer One Page Plays
WASHINGTON, D.C. — OutWrite, Theatre Prometheus & DC Queer Theatre Fest will present the fruits of the 2017 A Queer One Page Play Competition for one night only upstairs at Ten Tigers Lounge on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018. The six winning plays will be put on alongside a performance by Regie Cabico of his solo show Faith, Hope & Regie.
Tickets can be bought through the venue here. Please note that Ten Tigers is an intimate venue.
The six plays are:
- Slur by Kate Bishop
- Message from ‘The Legba’ by Rashid Darden
- Reaction by Sophie Herreid (the 2017 OutWrite LGBTQ Literary Festival Crowd Selection)
- Hispanos, Latinxs, Indígenas, y Culeros by Xemiyulu Manibusan
- I Am Proud by Zachary Rosen
- Goodnight Kiss by Kiera Whalen
“We’re so proud to present the work of these talented playwrights to the public,” said OutWrite Community Chair Dave Ring, who organized the competition in conjunction with support from Theatre Prometheus. “We’ve never done anything like this before but the energy around the both competition and the upcoming performance has really been something special. I’m so grateful to everyone who’s been a part of it.”
The plays will be directed by four DC-based directors, selected by Theatre Prometheus and DC Queer Theatre Fest:
- Lauren Patton
- Caitlin Partridge
- Jon Jon Johnson
- Aiyi’nah “SimplyNay” Ford
The winning plays were selected by a panel of local judges on the basis of “originality, representation, and relevance to the competition’s LGBTQ focus.”
The judging panel consisted of:
- Tracey Erbacher, Artistic Director of Theater Prometheus
- Lauren Patton, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre Prometheus
- Matt Torney, Associate Artistic Director at Studio Theater
- Kirsten Bower, Literary Director at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
- Lonnell Butler, Programming Coordinator at the Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium
More background on the competition can be found here: https://onepageplay.tumblr.com/
Outwrite is a program of The DC Center for the LGBT community that celebrates queer literature, authors, writers, and poets. The 2018 festival will kick off on Friday, August 3rd — details TBA! On Saturday, August 4th, there will be a full day of readings, panels, book sales, and exhibitors at the DC Center. To finish the weekend, a number of writing workshops will be held on Sunday, August 5th. We are currently accepting proposals for our upcoming program. Further information here: www.outwritedc.org. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Theatre Prometheus
Founded in 2013, Theatre Prometheus is a not-for-profit organization with a goal of exploring and promoting woman-focused, diverse narratives. We believe in the power of local theater and are committed to providing opportunities to local artists, creating productions both by and for the communities we live in.
About DC Queer Theatre Festival
Founded in 2012, the DC Queer Theatre Festival is dedicated to unleashing and celebrating the underrepresented voices and diversity of our artists, audiences, and area. By featuring new plays with themes relevant to the DC area and local artists with roots in the community, the DC Queer Theatre Festival combines quality theatre with activism and charity. More info at www.dcqueertheatrefest.org