We continue to be committed to creating opportunities for all voices to be heard. With this in mind, we are thrilled to be producing our second annual Festival of Short Plays. A one-week virtual festival shedding light on stories by people of color.  Three new short pieces will be selected which were created and to be performed and directed by people of color. At the conclusion of the festival, a diverse panel of judges, theatre professionals who are BIPOC, will select a winner who will receive a $500 stipend to be used to support further exploration of their work.


“Being a part of ATC’s inaugural Short Play Festival was an enriching highlight of a very challenging year. Working with the whole ATC team, under Chad Austin’s compassionate and insightful leadership, and becoming a resident artist at ATC as a result of the festival has provided the kind of artistic support that I have truly been looking for. I count my lucky stars that I decided to take the chance and enter the festival!”

— Last year’s festival winner, Christine Toy Johnson

To see highlights from last year’s festival click here!