Chicago Dramatists hosts ethnically diverse playwrights for its first annual Many Voices Project playwriting festival. During the festival, twelve full-length and six 10-minute plays receive staged readings. Exclusively sponsored by the Sara Lee Foundation, the Many Voices Project is Chicago's first playwriting contest and developmental showcase that embraces all playwrights of color.
The Project brings together at Chicago Dramatists the city's race and ethnic-specific theatres who have searched out and selected, from a pool of over 150 submissions from across the country, twelve scripts by playwrights of African, Latin, Caribbean, Pacific Island, Asian, East Indian, Arab, and Native American descent.
The Many Voices Project finalists and dates of the readings are:
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 8:00 PM
North Wind Blowin'
Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 8:00 PM
Before I Wake
Friday, July 14, 2006 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, July 15, 2006 at 7:30 PM
It Takes A Village To Raise...Hell
Sunday, July 16, 2006 at 2:00 PM
Sunday, July 16, 2006 at 7:30 PM
Week # 2
Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 8:00 PM
Nothing But A Woman
Thursday, July 20, 2006 at 8:00 PM
Friday, July 21, 2006 at 8:00 PM
The St. James Infirmary
Saturday, July 22, 2006 at 7:30 PM
Streets Come Knocking
Sunday, July 23, 2006 at 2:00 PM
Sunday, July 23, 2006 at 7:30 PM