|New World Theatre acknowledges that there is a crisis of understanding and awareness that is deeply rooted in our history of racism, and if we are ever going to fully dismantle the institutions of systemic racism, we need to stop... and listen to those who continue to suffer simply because they are black. We can no longer afford to ignore what is happening to our fellow human beings, which is why we are creating a collection of monologues that will give voice to those who can no longer remain silent. Through the power of writing and theatre, we can do our part to amplify the stories of systemic racism and raise the level of awareness and understanding to effect meaningful change in the human heart.
This is an open call to black writers to submit monologues that reflect their personal experience of living while black. The selected works will be published in an anthology entitled, 08:46.
All the profits from the sale of the publication will be split between the contributing writers and charitable organizations that are committed to dismantling systemic racism.
Only submissions from black writers will be accepted.
One submission per writer.
The monologue may be part of a larger work or a stand-alone piece.
Deadline for submissions is January 1, 2021
We thank you for using the power of the written word to share your experience, and we greatly look forward to hearing your voice.
Submission form available here > https://www.newworldtheatre.org/08m46s/