We are Houston's first and only national 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. 

 

ABOUT

Us

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!

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The Festival

2022 Fade To Black Play Festival Winners

𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐔𝐋𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 𝐓𝐎 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐅𝐀𝐃𝐄 𝐓𝐎 𝐁𝐋𝐀𝐂𝐊 𝐏𝐋𝐀𝐘 𝐅𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐀𝐋 𝟏𝟎𝐭𝐡 𝐒𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐎𝐍 𝐖𝐈𝐍𝐍𝐄𝐑𝐒!

𝐀𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐥 𝐀𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐚 (𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐞 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐤, 𝐌𝐃) - "𝐃𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚 𝐕𝐢𝐞𝐰"

𝐂𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐲 𝐍. 𝐀𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧 (𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐥𝐲𝐧, 𝐍𝐘) - "𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞"

𝐊𝐫𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐃𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐡𝐮𝐞 (𝐖𝐚𝐲𝐧𝐞, 𝐌𝐈) - "𝐇𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐞: 𝐀 𝐒𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐚𝐛𝐥e"

𝐋𝐞𝐬𝐥𝐢𝐞 𝐃𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞 (𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐘𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐲, 𝐍𝐘) - "𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐌𝐞 𝐍𝐨𝐭"

𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐞 𝐆𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐨𝐧 (𝐅𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞, 𝐆𝐀) - "𝐇𝐞𝐲, 𝐁𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝!"

𝐄𝐫𝐢𝐜 𝐂. 𝐉𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬 (𝐇𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧, 𝐓𝐗) - "𝐆𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐔𝐩!"

𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐀. 𝐋𝐞𝐰𝐢𝐬 (𝐒𝐢𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐌𝐃) - "𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐛𝐢𝐝𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐬"

𝐃𝐞𝐋𝐚𝐧𝐞 𝐌𝐜𝐃𝐮𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐞 (𝐋𝐨𝐬 𝐀𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐬, 𝐂𝐀) - "𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐚"

𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐲 𝐒𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐥𝐝𝐬 (𝐇𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧, 𝐓𝐗) - "𝐁𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝"

𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐛𝐮𝐫𝐧 (𝐒𝐚𝐧 𝐅𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨, 𝐂𝐀) - "𝐖𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐝"

 

Artistic Director & Dignitary Festival RSVP

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In honor of our milestone 10th season, the Fade To Black Play Festival requests the honor of your presence. This special night will include access to our preshow playwrights’ reception, admission to our performance and talkback.

The Fade To Black Play Festival is 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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