OnyxFest 2021 to Provide Funds to Produce Black Playwrights’ Scripts

(UNDATED) – Black playwrights who live in Indiana are invited to submit one-act plays — between 45 minutes and an hour — to receive royalties and stipends to have their scripts produced at OnyxFest 2021 in Indianapolis. Plays will be accepted for consideration up to midnight Feb. 28.

OnyxFest 2021 is sponsored by the Africana Repertory Theater of IUPUI, a program of study offered by the School of Liberal Arts, School of Education, and Office of Community Engagement at IUPUI using theater to document and artistically reflect the history, cultural life, and politics of people of the African diaspora.

Playwrights will receive royalties along with stipends to pay actors, directors, lighting assistants, and sound technicians. The grant will include funds for set design, props, costumes, and makeup, as well as the complete cost of theater rental for both rehearsal and performances.