QFest 3.0, a play festival live streamed on Sunday September 6th starting at 2pm, will showcase 10-minute plays from 20 writers around the DC metro area themed around identity. This iteration of the festival centered on BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and LGBTQ+ artists, asking them to create stories based on their communities.
Each theater will host a 90min livestream. Please use the links below to catch the full festival!
2pm – Adventure Theatre MTC https://www.facebook.com/AdventureTheatreMTC
3:30pm – ArtsCentric https://www.baltimoreculture.org/artscentric#.X1Iv9GdKjwd
5pm – 4615 Theatre Company https://www.4615theatre.com/
6:30pm – Convergence Theatre https://www.facebook.com/convergencetheatre
Convergence Theatre firmly stands by the Black Lives Matter movement. Life will only matter when there is racial equity and restorative justice. Right now we need to recognize that if we do not want to be complicit in a system that has brought violence against the Black community and other communities of color, then we need to demonstrate that with action, not mere words. We hope everyone will take the time to commit to an action that will be done today, tomorrow, and each day forward until we have dismantled white supremacy in all corners of our nation.
Snapshots 2.0 is a digitally designed production from Convergence Theatre. This new and innovative dramatic text, written by company member Asif Majid and directed by Nikoo Mamdoohi, examines the intersection of Muslim and LGBTQ identities in an effort to foster open and supportive dialogue in these communities. Framed as a series of interactions between couples, Snapshots 2.0 delves into the struggles to embrace and communicate the multiple identities one can hold. This performance features Janani Ramachandran, Fabiolla da Silva, Arjun Dhwan, and Axandre Oge. Follow this link to view the production: https://www.facebook.com/convergencetheatre/videos/201179797720528/
During this time of unprecedented closure of public performance spaces, Convergence Theatre remains committed to continuing to develop performances that engage audiences and incite action that strengthens our community. We also ensure that the artists involved remain compensated for their work during this difficult time while still providing content to connect our communities. For those who can help support our artists and our organization, we ask you consider a financial contribution to this effort by clicking on the “support” icon. If you are one of the many who has been affected the COVID-19 closures, we ask only for your fellowship.
Thank you all for your continued faith in theatre’s capacity to promote equity and inclusion.
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