The 2013/2014 Playwrights are:
Makambe K. Simamba
About the Playwrights Unit
Obsidian’s Playwrights Unit is a venue for exploration, vision and freedom from the constraints of community or self-censorship. We believe that Black stories are and should be about anything we put our vision to.
The Obsidian Playwrights Unit will take artists from diverse levels of experience, with an emphasis of exploration and the creation of new material. This group of writers will be challenged to explore their voices and individual aesthetic in a nurturing and supportive environment. Through both group sessions and one-on-one dramaturgical support, the Playwrights will be challenged to examine their individual writing process.
These sessions will culminate in individual workshops of the developed piece at the end of the eight month period to allow the writers an opportunity to explore their work with actors to gain the perspective and information that they will use to carry the project further beyond their time in the Playwrights Unit.
Submissions are now OPEN for the 2014/15 Playwrights Unit!
For more information on how to apply, please click here.
For a list of Obsidian’s Playwright’s Unit alumni, please click here.