First Fridays is a monthly, free, curated event that offers artists the opportunity to share their work, practice their craft, and connect with fellow artists. We focus on developing Works in Progress: writers share selections from their work and cast actors on the spot to participate in readings.
For our Online 2021/2022 Season (September through May), each month a guest host from the TBG community will work with us to select a theme, solicit submissions, curate the material, and host the event.
As a culminating event in June, we will select a few works-in-progress featured in previous readings to develop further in a First Fridays Festival. Writers will be paired with TBG directors to cast and workshop the pieces, which will be shared in an online Zoom reading for an audience. All artists will receive stipends.
Online 2020/2021 Season:
Guest hosts and themes included:
October 2020-Kristi Ng, theme Asian Writers
November 2020-Charlotte Sandford, theme Youth Writers
December 2020-Brian Rojas, theme Latinx Writers
January 2021-Michael Stahl David, theme Wishful Thinking
February 2021-Jeanine T. Abraham, theme Black Joy
March 2021-Arielle Beth Klein, Women and Femme Writers
April 2021-Colin Hinckley, theme Deception
May 2021-Jason Yi, theme Alternate Realities
First Fridays Festival recipients included works by Maisa Chiang, Sylia Francis, Diego Lanao, and Samantha Fairfield Walsh.
If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]