Deadline: October 30
New Native Theatre is accepting 10-minute play submissions written by Native American, Alaska Native, Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights for our December 2020 Virtual Festival: Good Medicine. We are seeking submissions for scripts with theme(s) of Good Medicine and/or Indigenous Futurism.
If interested, please submit your script along with a cover page that includes your name, name of your play, address, phone number, email, and tribal affiliation or GPS coordinates of your indigenous/tribal community indicating enrolled or descendent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is Friday, October 30th at noon.
Good Medicine: In Yvette Nolan’s book Medicine Shows, she describes the importance of medicine in Native theatre. We are inspired by Nolan’s assertion that “Medicine is about connection, about health” and that “Good medicine… makes community.” We feel that we, as Native artists, are in need of some good medicine, and it is our hope that we can use this festival to enter a time of connection, community, and ceremony.
Indigenous Futurism: Indigenous peoples are often depicted as people from the past in mainstream storytelling, but Indigenous Futurism allows Indigenous peoples to reclaim and reframe their stories.