Festival Schedule

Event Start Date End Date
Registration October 10, 2019 6:00 PM October 10, 2019 6:30 PM
Tech Rehearsal October 10, 2019 6:30 PM October 10, 2019 10:00 PM
Acting Seminar with Ruhako Jahi October 11, 2019 9:00 AM October 11, 2019 11:00 AM
Good writing for Playwrights with Derrell Owens October 11, 2019 11:00 AM October 11, 2019 12:00 AM
Lunch October 11, 2019 12:00 PM October 11, 2019 1:00 PM
Let's Talk with DeEtta West October 11, 2019 1:00 PM October 11, 2019 2:00 PM
Broadway Theatre Etiquette with Margaret Mahdi October 11, 2019 2:00 PM October 11, 2019 3:30 PM
Final Draft with Anita Obodo October 11, 2019 3:30 PM October 11, 2019 4:00 PM
Seminar w/ William L. Johnson & Victor Gulley October 11, 2019 4:00 PM October 11, 2019 5:00 PM
Doors open for the show October 11, 2019 7:00 PM October 11, 2019 7:30 PM
Friday Performance of shows October 11, 2019 7:30 PM October 11, 2019 10:00 PM
Blood Brothers by Eddie Jones October 11, 2019 7:30 PM October 11, 2019 8:00 PM
Eight Left, Seven Right by Sheila Peele Miller October 11, 2019 8:00 PM October 11, 2019 8:30 PM
God Gave Me A Second Chance by Cameo Jarrett October 11, 2019 8:30 PM October 11, 2019 9:00 PM
Finding Debra by Dr. Rhonda Childress October 11, 2019 9:00 PM October 11, 2019 9:30 PM
Acting With The Stars with Robert Townsend, Leon & DeEtta West October 12, 2019 1:00 PM October 12, 2019 4:30 PM
Monologue For The Stars with Eric Lane, Thea Camera & William L. Johnson October 12, 2019 1:00 PM October 12, 2019 4:30 PM
Master Class October 12, 2019 4:30 PM October 12, 2019 5:30 PM
Dinner October 12, 2019 6:00 PM October 12, 2019 7:00 PM
The Room by Joyce Lewis October 12, 2019 7:30 PM October 12, 2019 8:00 PM
The Wedding October 12, 2019 8:00 PM October 12, 2019 8:30 PM
My MOther Prayed for Me by James & Bonita Adams October 12, 2019 9:00 PM October 12, 2019 9:30 PM
The Secret by Jajuan Turner October 12, 2019 9:30 PM October 12, 2019 10:00 PM

Plays Featured This Year

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Rhonda Childress

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Eddie Johnson

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Sheila Peele-Miller

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Jaren Hampton

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Jajuan Turner

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Bonita Adams

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The Room

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Cameo Jarrett

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Your Play is here

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Submit Your Play

A Taste of Theatre serves a diverse theatre community. We accept shows of any genre suitable for our viewing audience. Plays submitted to A Taste of Theatre should not exceed 15 minutes nor should the material contain any graphic violence or nudity. We are a theatre festival that serves all age groups. To Submit your play for consideration is free. 

Submissions closing date: August 30, 2019
Festival dates: October 11-12, 2019 


Submission Rules

  1. We are only taking electronic submissions at this time. If you would strongly prefer a physical submission, please contact us.
  2. You must own all materials within your script.
  3. Your play should have a clear, consistent format that is easily readable.
  4. Please indicate if your play contains strong language or violence. We will need to announce this prior to your performance to maintain our focus of "family friendly" entertainment.
  5. To Submit your play for consideration is free, when your play is chosen then the fee is due. 

After Submitting

  1. Once the committee has reviewed your play, you will be notified if your work meets our critera via electronic mail.
  2. If your play is accepted, you will receive a welcome letter from A Taste Of Theatre
  3. You will have ten days or two weeks to submit the $300 fee for the festival showcase.
  4. Once your fee has been received, a contract will be sent out to be signed and returned.
  5. You will need to attend a tech rehearsal on the Thursday evening before the festival to go over light and sound cues for your production.
  6. You will need to advise the prop team of the setup requirements for your play.
  7. It is strongly recommended that you arrive 30 minutes early on the day of your presentation.

Benefits of Your Submission

  1. Twenty minutes to showcase your play.
  2. Provide behind the scenes playwriting experience to the audience. Each playwright explains the purpose and inspiration of his/her play.
  3. A table to sell tickets to your performance, if needed.
  4. Free access to the workshop with a theater professional.
  5. Full access to both nights of the performances.
  6. One-year free access to A Taste of Theater software.
  7. A nationally televised episode on A Taste of Theater TV.
  8. Networking opportunities with playwrights from across the country.
  9. Free props to use at the venue.
  10. Marketing data for emailing theater watchers. Each person who attends the play performances will cast votes through an email address. The playwright will walk away with this info to contact theater attendees.
  11. Listing of your play on the ATOT website and promotional materials.
  12. Free access to our Acting With The Stars competition.
  13. Discounted tickets for your cast to attend the Acting With The Stars competition and the acting workshop.
  14. Branding as a playwright.
  15. Cast receives free access to the evening performance.

Submit Your Play
Sorry, the submissions are closed

Musical Performers

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