Black and Latino Playwrights Conference, Texas State University, September 4 - 10, 2017
Texas State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is hosting the 15th annual Black and Latino Playwrights Conference September 4-10, 2017.
After a nationwide call for scripts, two plays have been selected for work-shopping and staged readings. Join us for these new play readings and a tribute to our distinguished guest, award-winning playwright, Josefina Lopez. Ms. Lopez is best known for her play Real Women Have Curves, which was later turned into an award-winning movie starring America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) and Ingrid Oliu (Stand and Deliver). Ms. Lopez is also the founder of CASA 0101, a theatre serving Boyle Heights and dedicated to promoting LA artists.
The tribute to Ms. López will take place on September 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. The event is open to the public and free for all who attend.
The Ten-Minute Play Writing Workshop with Judy Tate will take play on September 9 from 1-5 p.m. in room 210 of the Theatre Center. Tickets to the workshop are $10 online or $15 at the door and may be purchased at txstatepresents.com.
The New Play Development Reading Presentation of “Rubi X” by Monica Sanchez will take place on September 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. This event is open to the public and free for all who attend.
The New Play Development Reading Presentation of “Hop thA A” by James Anthony Taylor will take place on September 10 at noon in the Concert Hall. This event is open to the public and free for all who attend.
The mission of the Black and Latino Playwrights Conference is to celebrate the voices of Black and Latino playwrights by work-shopping new plays in collaboration with professional directors, actors and university students.