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African Playwrights Project

Arterial Network, in association with TeatrNowy in Poland, the National Theater Studio in London, and South Africa’s National Arts Festival and ARTSCAPE Theater, hereby calls for the submission of scripts by African playwrights living in Africa as part of a project to promote African theater on the African continent, in Europe, and around the world.

The project seeks among other things to introduce African theatermakers (writers, directors, and actors) to regional and international theater markets in order to build and sustain the presence of African theater in these markets on a medium to long term basis, to contribute to the emergence and upskilling of new African playwrights, and to engage in debates, research, and intellectual and esthetic rigor, notably through seminars, artist residencies, and the exhibition of each participant’s work.

Applications must be received by May 31, 2011.

For more information on submissions and eligibility criteria, please visit the Arterial Network website.