Submissions Wanted for Inaugural 2021 Voices of Tr...

Submissions Wanted for Inaugural 2021 Voices of Tr...

Posted by Powerstories Theatre of Tampa Bay Inc.

Posted: May, 13, 2016

Artist Call



 2105 West Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL, 33606

Playwrights, Storytellers, and Directors, we know you miss creating live theatre. You crave the audiences’ roller coaster of emotions, reacting to your artistic vision performed in real-time. Theatre family, we know you miss the magic of experiencing a live theatrical production. So do we.

For months, our theatre, like thousands of others, has been dark, but in 2021, we are turning back on the lights and following CDC guidelines, socially distancing our guests to enjoy a festival of true stories in our theatre or from the comfort of your home, live-streamed, on March 10-28, 2021.

Powerstories Theatre, in collaboration with Outcast Theatre Collective, is excited to introduce the inaugural The Voices of Truth Theatre Festival on March 10-28, 2021, in our film-friendly enhanced theatre. For three weeks, we will showcase real-life – humorous, heartbreaking, eye-opening, conversation-starting plays and stories – performed safely in the theatre, and using the latest technology, live-streamed. This perfect combination of in-house theatre and online digital productions empowers, encourages, and enables diverse voices the opportunity to inspire audiences worldwide through the gift of sharing a true story.

In this time in our country’s history, we feel compelled to bring about The Voices of Truth Theatre Festival to increase courage and confidence, deepen appreciation for diversity, and strengthen the bonds between people.

Now through November 1, we are accepting submissions for review by the 2021 festival artistic committee. We encourage you to submit as soon as possible as submissions will be time stamped. (Artists will get their choice of dates depending on when entries are received. First entry gets the first choice of dates, etc.)

All selections will be announced on December 1, 2020.

Submission requirements:

Your own True Story Play or Play based on True Events – Either a full production with a minimal set or a staged reading

A published True Story Play or Play based on True Events that you chose to direct

A detailed concept proposal for an event of true story monologues or another idea that will fit with the Festival’s theme

*Six characters maximum on stage if selecting to use the theatre. No limit on the number of characters if producing digitally. Artists must agree to have their production live-streamed.

The registration cost is $20 per submission. Complete details and registration form are online at