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We are Houston's first and only 10-minute play festival to celebrate the new works of African-American playwrights! We are growing by leaps and bounds and would love to have you join our great organization. 




Fade To Black Play Festival is groundbreaking! When we started we did so with the desire to create something “wonderful”! A team of local directors, actors, and volunteers used their talents to open doors of opportunity for emerging Black playwrights. Suddenly our humble play festival was on its feet and forging onward! From that moment on, we have never looked back!


Script Submissions

Accepted from February 1, 2023 (12:00 AM CST) until April 1, 2023 (12:00 AM CST)

Ten-Minute Plays


- No fee is required.
- No restriction of theme or
- Three (3) play 
are allowed per playwright.
- Selected playwright winners will be awarded a

cash prize.

- Full production costs provided.

Winners Announced: May 1, 2023


- Theme preference: The Wonder of Life

- Preferred genre of scripts: Comedy


- No fee is required.
- Three (3) monologues are allowed per playwright.
- Selected pl
aywright winners will be awarded a cash prize

- Full production costs provided.

Winners Announced: June 1, 2023

Upcoming Events
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The Fade To Black Play Festivals are funded in part by the:

  • City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance

  • Texas Commission on the Arts 

  • BIPOC Arts Network and Fund (BANF)

  • Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities 

  • Benevolent contributions of private/public donors

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