2/5 First Fridays

Farrah CraneFirst Fridays

Friday, February 5
Works In Progress
Theme: Black Joy – A Celebration of Vibrant Aliveness
Guest Host: Jeanine T. Abraham

For Works in Progress, writers are pre-selected to share up to 10 pages of their script-in-progress in front of an audience. Actors will be cast on the spot at 6pm EST (no advanced casting allowed) and the readings will begin at 7pm EST.

Want to get involved?

Writers: To participate, email your submission (up to 10 pages) of your script in progress to firstfridays@barrowgroup.org.For this edition, we’re accepting submissions of work in progress from African American, Afro Caribbean, Black European, Afro Latinx writers that center African American, Afro-Caribbean, Black-European,African and Afro-Latinx characters.
The theme of Black Joy:
– Celebrating Black on Black love stories.
– Tales of vibrant joyous Black life and Afro-futurism (Black people happy alive and free in the future)
-Stories that appreciate the joy grounded resilience of Black Communities.
-A celebration remix of Black History month and Valentine’s Day
Deadline to submit is Friday, January 29 at 5pm EST. Writers will be notified if selected by Tuesday, February 2.

Actors: To participate, reserve your free ticket and login to the event at 6pm EST on February 5. For the event, we ask that actors join the Zoom session in a quiet place.

Audience: If you’d like to watch the readings, reserve your free ticket and login to the event at 7pm EST.

More about our guest host: Jeanine T. Abraham is a writer, producer, actor, podcast host and founder of VisAbleBlackwoman Productions. Jeanine writes and curates online immersive movement classes focused on joy connection beyond temporary physical circumstances. www.visableblackwoman.com IG@visableblackwoman


**If the event is sold out on our calendar, email firstfridays@barrowgroup.org to be put on the waitlist.