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Fade to Black Play Festival 2019

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Date TIme Note
Thursday, Jun. 27 8:00 PM Opening Night
Friday, Jun. 28 8:00 PM Talkback
Saturday, Jun. 29 8:00 PM Closing Night

The Movement:

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 7th season of excellence! Don’t miss this exciting event!

2019 Fade To Black Play Festival Winners
(in alphabetical order): 

Simone Black (St. Albans, NY), From This Moment On
Sharai Bohannon (Chicago, IL), Well That Just Happened
Zachariah Ezer (Brooklyn, NY), Time To A Phantom
Ken Green (Boston, MA), The Line
Reginald C. Jackson (Chicago, IL), Convictions
Darien Mitchell (Washington, DC), Aggression
Lewis Morrow (Kansas City, KS), Ain't Dirt on Your Hands
Renée Nixon (Durham, NC), Dazed and Stunned
Alan Sharpe (Washington, DC), Bedtime Story
Corey Shields (Houston, TX), Jody

Please be advised that Shabach Enterprise will be filming this festival event for the inclusion of a national documentary.

By attending you are giving Shabach Enterprise consent to videotape, record, and capture your picture, likeness, voice, and statements.


We are Houston's first and only national short play festival to celebrate the new works of African-American playwrights.

Our play festival is the hippest, hottest play festival you'll ever experience! Be There!

TICKETS: $25 Advance, $35 At Door (additional theater service fees apply)
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General Seating

Thursday - 6/27/19 - Opening Night.
Friday - 6/28/19 - Playwright talk-back.
Saturday 6/29/19 - Closing night.

*Please be aware that some performances may not be suitable for theatergoers under 18.

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