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The Genesis Festival of New Plays

Apr 20, 2021 - Apr 25, 2021
Save the Date 2021-04-20 America/New_York The Genesis Festival of New Plays

A crucial pillar in Crossroads’ mission is to support the work of new and emerging Black voices as they create and develop new plays for the American theatre. This is embodied annually in the Genesis Festival of New Plays. Historically, Genesis has given our audiences the first look of work that in later seasons will find itself on the main stage, and artists take the opportunity to receive critical feedback from our audiences in conversations following their readings. They are energizing to both our audiences and the participating artists.

This year, we are uncertain what Genesis will look like publicly. It may be a limited-capacity live event, or it may be all online and edited together for a full program. Either way, be sure to make room in your calendar for the chance to hear new and contemporary work that centers and celebrates Black voices, telling Black stories, written by Black artists, for all of today’s audiences.

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The Genesis Festival of New Plays

Apr 20, 2021 - Apr 25, 2021

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A crucial pillar in Crossroads’ mission is to support the work of new and emerging Black voices as they create and develop new plays for the American theatre. This is embodied annually in the Genesis Festival of New Plays. Historically, Genesis has given our audiences the first look of work that in later seasons will find itself on the main stage, and artists take the opportunity to receive critical feedback from our audiences in conversations following their readings. They are energizing to both our audiences and the participating artists.

This year, we are uncertain what Genesis will look like publicly. It may be a limited-capacity live event, or it may be all online and edited together for a full program. Either way, be sure to make room in your calendar for the chance to hear new and contemporary work that centers and celebrates Black voices, telling Black stories, written by Black artists, for all of today’s audiences.


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