SUBMISSIONS

MAINSTAGE SUBMISSIONS

The 18th biennial IBTF will offer a wide range of over 100 theatrical performances, including a selection of new works and Black classics performed by International Black theatre companies at multiple venues throughout Winston-Salem.

Early Submission Fee: $35, Deadline: December 31, 2023
Regular Submission Fee: $45, Deadline: January 31, 2024

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LARRY LEON HAMLIN SOLO PERFORMANCE SERIES

This specialized series, named after the Festival’s founder, presents historical biographies of known and unknown African Americans.

Early Submission Fee: $35, Deadline: December 31, 2023
Regular Submission Fee: $45, Deadline: January 31, 2024

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SYLVIA SPRINKLE-HAMLIN ROLLING WORLD PREMIERE AWARD

This award will facilitate at least three rolling world premieres for the winning play at regional Black theatres and was created to assist in Black Theatres working together to discover and nurture the next generation of great African-American playwrights.

Early Submission Fee: $25, Deadline: January 31, 2024
Regular Submission Fee: $35, Deadline: February 29, 2024

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MABEL P. ROBINSON EMERGING ARTIST AWARDS

This award will present six scholarships to acting, directing and design students to attend the 2024 International Black Theatre Festival (IBTF), the 2024 Black Theatre Network Conference (BTN), and the 2025 Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC).

Submission deadline: February 28, 2024
There is no submission fee for this IBTF component.

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TONYA PINKINS LEGACY AWARD

The Tonya Pinkins Legacy Award will bring the winning theatre artist to IBTF to network with industry veterans and attend the Celebrity Welcome Reception on Sunday, July 28th and opening night Gala on Monday, July 29th. They will also receive a VIP pass to the opening day of performances. Housing and transportation will be provided by NC Black Rep.

The award is named in honor of Filmmaker and Tony Award-winning actress, Tonya Pinkins.

Submission deadline: April 30, 2024
There is no submission fee for this IBTF component.

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GARLAND LEE THOMPSON, SR. READERS’ THEATRE OF NEW WORKS

Over 30 original works written by renowned and aspiring playwrights are showcased. Professional actors will read for an audience of theatre professionals, scholars and the general public.

Early Submission Fee: $25, Deadline January 31, 2024
Regular Submission Fee: $35, Deadline: February 29, 2024

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IBTF FILM FEST

Celebrates independent filmmakers of Color for their enormous contributions to the industry.

Early Submission Fee: $25, Deadline March 31, 2024
Regular Submission Fee: $35, Deadline April 30, 2024

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IBTF FRINGE

In its continued effort to cultivate the next generation of Black theatre professionals, the Festival highlights collegiate theatre.

Early Submission Fee: $25, Deadline March 15, 2024
Regular Submission Fee: $35, Deadline April 15, 2024

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WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

Interactive workshops and seminars that enhance the skills of theatre professionals in their craft.

Submission deadline: April 30, 2024
There is no submission fee for this IBTF component.

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NATIONAL YOUTH TALENT SHOWCASE

Youth from across the country take center stage and showcase their extraordinary and diverse talents before a panel of celebrity judges.

Submission deadline: April 30, 2024
There is no submission fee for this IBTF component.

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INTERNATIONAL VENDORS MARKET

The vibrant International Vendors’ market with unique art, custom jewelry, exclusive clothing, hand-crafted items, and much more will open to the general public on Wednesday, July 31, – Saturday, August 3, 2024, in the Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem.

This form includes the Vendor Booth Application and Vendor Contract. Market rules, regulations, and award information will be emailed to selected vendors.

●  (Early Bird Rate) Vendor booth $850.00/Corner booth $975.00
●  (After May 30, 2024) Vendor booth $975.00/Corner $1,125.00

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AUTHOR'S ALLEY

The Author’s Alley category of the International Vendors’ Market is dedicated to books and literature and will open to the general public from Wednesday, July 31, through Saturday, August 3, 2024, in the Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem.

This form includes the Vendor Booth Application and Vendor Contract. Market rules, regulations, and award information will be emailed to selected applicants.

● (Authors Alley Early Bird Rate) Vendor booth $250.00/Corner booth $350.00
● (After May 30, 2024)  Vendor booth $300.00/Corner booth $400.00

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