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Fade to Black Play Festival - 10th Season

Date TIme Note
Thursday, Jun. 23 8:00 PM Opening Night
Friday, Jun. 24 8:00 PM Post Show Q&A
Saturday, Jun. 25 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 10th season of excellence! Don’t miss this exciting event! 

2022 Lineup 


Nattalie Gordon (Fayetteville, GA) – “Hey, Best Friend!”
April Amara (College Park, MD) – “Dinner with a View”
Joe A. Lewis (Silver Spring, MD) – “Forbidden Places”
Leslie Dianne (New York City, NY) – “Forget Me Not”
Krystle Dellihue (Wayne, MI) – “Hattie (A Set at the Table)” 


DeLane McDuffie (Los Angeles, CA) – “Monomachia”
Eric C. Jones (Houston, TX) – “Going Up!”
Calley N. Anderson (Brooklyn, NY) – “Performative”
Christian Wilburn (San Francisco, CA) – “White Card”
Corey Shields (Houston, TX) – “Busted”


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