Black Lives, Black Words International Project will launch the I AM… Fest, in partnership with Goodman Theatre.
This first-of-its-kind international festival will take place April 27-29, and will shine a spotlight on the female voices from across the globe by placing them in the heart of Chicago's downtown Theatre District.
It will culminate with a 10-minute play showcase, including the U.S. premiere of The Interrogation of Sandra Blanda transcript of the Sandra Bland arrest by Black British playwright Mojisola Adebayo, directed by Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway and performed by 100 Women of Color.
This new festival will introduce audiences to lesser-known plays from international Black female playwrights; offer a series of leadership development workshops; host panel discussions; and present an exclusive opportunity for young playwrights to enter the Black Lives, Black Words New Play Competition, whereby select high school students can win the chance to have their works presented on the Goodman's Owen Theatre stage, directed by professional theater directors and actors.
For more information about the festival or to find out how to get involved, contact Reginald Edmund at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.blacklivesblackwords.org/events .