Each year the Playwrights of Color Summit (POCS) will accept scripts from any playwright for consideration in our annual summer event, and QSTC takes this solicitation and selection process very seriously.
We do not require an agent or nomination to apply, simply the right to work in the United States. Please submit full-length plays only.
The submission process for our summit is BLIND, therefore the readers of the submitted plays will not know the ethnicity, age or gender of the playwright. The month-long window for submissions is usually November 6th – December 15th. (CHECK BACK SOON) Submitted plays will be read by select dramaturgs, directors and core company members of Quick Silver Theater Company. We will narrow the submissions down to a semi-finalist and finalist pool. Finalists will be notified via email if they are chosen for the summit. Please ensure that QST has all of your contact information. Finalists please note: Travel is ONLY supplied between NYC and Geneva, New York.
Quick Silver Theater Company prides itself on being one of the few black run theater companies in America that focuses on mentoring actors and playwrights of color.
Quick Silver Theater Company's summit focuses on developing the plays of emerging
playwrights of color. A few invited playwrights will also be considered. A majority of the plays considered will come from the BLIND submission.
We want to offer playwrights the opportunity to delve deeper into their work while surrounded by a peaceful environment and supported by a team of collaborative artists. We pair each playwright with an emerging director of color. Our goal is to help level the playing field and give the writers the space afforded others for more development and refinement.
"It’s all about the words."
Meet our Playwrights and Directors
L - R
Guadalis Del Carmen
Benjamin B.J. Tindal
Ines Del Castillo
Mia Y. Anderson
L - R
Kevin R. Free
Bianca L. Jones
Each staged reading will be followed by a QST conversation with a guest moderator and the artistic team. This will allow the playwrights to receive immediate feedback within their requested parameters.