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Down for #TheCount One-Act Play Festival

Bishop Arts Theatre Center
Event organized by Bishop Arts Theatre Center

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The 3rd Annual Down for #TheCount, One-Act Play Festival, March 29-April 15, 2018, is back. Down for #TheCount is a call to action for American theatre and the female community at large to celebrate the female voice and experience. Currently, approximately 22% of American theater productions have been written by women, for women of color the numbers are even lower – a dismal 3%. This festival seeks to change those numbers locally and nationally and to give a platform to the voices and perspectives of women on the American stage. Originally called the New Play Festival, six playwrights were selected to participate in its inaugural year. After recognizing the need to raise awareness for female playwrights, the festival evolved into and was renamed the Down for #TheCount One-Act Play Festival. Now in its 3rd year as the Down for #TheCount One-Act Play Festival, BATC has invited playwrights from all over the country including DFW local playwrights Mariam Olbaidullah Baig and Linda Jones and nationally recognized playwrights Ife Olujobi, Katherine Craft, Kristiana Rae Colon and Tsehaye Geralyn Hebert to feature their work on the BATC stage. The diversity of America featured on stage through the diversity of these playwrights promises to make this festival a night of exciting, humorous, and heartbreaking stories played out on the BATC stage.