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Miami New Drama x Black List Playwriting Commission


The Black List and Miami New Drama have partnered to commission a new play for $10,000. Miami New Drama is the largest bilingual theater company in America. They aim to only produce work that is as diverse, multicultural, and multilingual as their community. They are looking for writers that understand and are interested in exploring the unique sensibilities of a city like Miami and its connection to the larger socio-political national conversation. They are excited by writers that are actively thinking about what the future of theater looks like in this country, and interested in the ways Miami is a part of it since, demographically, Miami - as a community - is already living in the future. To commemorate its theater launch, the Black List has partnered with four award-winning theaters to commission plays for $10,000 each. This specific opportunity applies to a playwriting commission with Miami New Drama. 
 Writers are invited to submit a play or musical for consideration by uploading it directly to The Black List website. Submissions will be accepted until midnight on June 1, 2022. Only plays and musicals will be considered for this opportunity. Please do not submit feature film and one-hour or half-hour pilot scripts.

Up to 15 writers will be invited, based on the strength of their plays and/or musicals as determined by the Black List, to submit additional materials, including a professional resume and a personal statement. From those submissions, select writers may be chosen to interview, via Zoom, and up to one writer will be selected to receive the commission. 
 MIAMI NEW DRAMA is a nonprofit professional theater company based in Miami Beach, Florida committed to artistic excellence and groundbreaking work, with a vision of theater as a powerful form of social engagement. It is the largest bilingual theater company in America. In residence at the historic Colony Theatre on Miami Beach, the company focuses on the development of new plays and musicals in both English and Spanish, most notably 7 Deadly Sins, winner of the prestigious Drama League Award, the first ever multilingual adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s classic Our Town, The Cubans by Michael Leon, Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy by Billy Corben & Aurin Squire, Queen of Basel by Hilary Bettis, ¡Viva La Parranda! by Betsayda Machado and La Parranda El Clavo in collaboration with Juan Souki, Gente Ociosa by Karin Valecillos, and the world premiere development of the new Louis Armstrong musical A Wonderful World. Miami New Drama is also the winner of two Knight Arts Challenge awards and a Knight New Works Miami award from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. It was the 2018 Miami New Times Best Theater for Drama.