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STAND ALONE is a collaborative way to help immigrant and refugee playwrights to develop their new work.

In this way, Blackout brings together

a group of established playwrights sharing their knowledge and resources to support immigrant and refugee playwrights to create and present their plays.

You can apply if you:


• are an immigrant/refugee playwright(Age is not considered)

• have an idea for a short play (15 minutes)

• need extra support and help to make your new play happen 

• are willing to work generously and collaboratively

• can commit to finish the first draft of your play  until August 15, 2022

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Artists benefits

Artist benefits include:

• Ongoing mentoring and consultation with an established playwright during the development

• Present the final play by professional artists

• Basic Publicity 

• $450 honorarium fee 


please use email us a document that answers the following questions, with no more than 300 words per question.

• Who are you as an immigrant playwright

• What have you done before this? 

• A brief overview of your idea 

• Why you and your project should be a part of STAND ALONE?

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 15, 2022, at 5:00 pm PST.


Applicants are evaluated by the jury from Blackout, Presentation House Theatre, and established theatre artists.


If you still have question please email us at: info@blackouttheater.com


We always leave the door open for new members; If you would like to work with the Blackout Theater Company, please reach out to us at info@blackouttheater.com, with subject line “Joining Blackout” or message us from the box below.

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