“Fade To Black” is the premier product brand of Shabach Enterprise, a 501c 3 non-profit organization and is a collection of ten short plays written by African-American playwrights. Our festival runs over three nights with an exciting opening followed by a second night including our Playwright Talkback. For closing night our audience choses our grand prize winner.
With the advent of the Fade To Black Play Festival, we were on a mission to affect change. It was time for a new trend in the Houston theatre community! We wanted to create an outlet relevant to our present times that was purpose-driven and full of possibilities for growth, so we developed an initiative that created a platform to introduce the new plays of underrepresented, emerging African-American playwrights.
Our festival is volunteer supported, culturally diverse and community-based. Each year a countless number of local artists assist the festival in becoming the success it continues to be! Because of our rapid audience growth we are now embarking upon our 5th season of excellence! Don’t miss this exciting event!
2017 Fade To Black Finalists:
Chuck Cummings, (S. Pasadena, CA) - "Rest In Peace"
Rachel Dickson, (Houston, TX) - "To Each His Own"
Timothy Eric (Houston, TX) - "Switchback"
Evonne Fields-Gould (Kent, OH) - "Life, Love, & Boobs"
Markietha Ka'Von, (Chicago, IL) - "Blithe Taste"
Joe A. Lewis, (Silver Spring, MD) - "Dreams"
Asia Nichols, (Vallejo, CA) - "Incredible Darling"
Dana Stringer, (Atlanta, GA) - "Ms. Frankie Lee"
Lorna Taylor (Houston, TX) - "What Is Greater Than Fear"
A'ndrea J. Wilson, (Soperton, GA) - "On Da Rooftop"