TWB Digest

Dear esteemed reader,  we hope so far, your artistic labor continues to bring you joy.
This issue presents 2019 opportunities, events and approaching deadlines.

On the Move has short selection of calls and opportunities with a reference page for deadlines.

Culture 360: ASEF Connecting Asia and Europethroughout arts invites willing collaborators, apply to the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize (Deadline December  31st, 2018) and An Artist Residency in Motherhood (open deadline) and more opportunities here.

If you were following the African Dream campaign for the outstanding 3 African Pepites, click on thislink and find out The talented Africans who won.

Women in the Arts and Media Coalition 
Project Submissions
Script Submissions
Other Resources
Check out this Funding Resources pages!

Words without Borderscovers Afro-Brazilian writing

You are invited to the Syrian Film Program at Queens University
December 16- January 19, 2019.

The Magdalena Project 

Global Participatory Project Climate Change Theatre Action Returns In 2019 Time for action! After two successful years, Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA) is back, bringing together a diverse community of artists and audiences to foster sustainable change on a local and global scale. CCTA 2019 is a collaboration between The Arctic Cycle, the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts, and Theatre Without Borders.
In January, 50 playwrights representing every continent as well as several Indigenous nations, will be commissioned to write five-minute plays highlighting the work of our various climate heroes, under the theme “Lighting the Way.” In April, the resulting collection of plays will be freely available to international producing collaborators who will be invited to present an event in their community from September 15 – December 20, 2019, using one or several plays from the collection.
To be the first to hear about the Call for Collaborators, sign up for The Arctic Cycle’s mailing list.


TWB Digest #341

Quote of the week
Old man
“And the truth will set you free 
Even if the master don’t.”
Father Comes Home From the Wars. (Parts 1,2 & 3) by Susan-Lori Parks 

Dear friends,
first, take a look at Artists at Risk Connection. An organization committed to brining to your attention to Artists from around the globe whose Artistic Freedoms are under threat.

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Masrah Ensemble Theatre Newsletter October 2013


احترام الفرح (Respecting Joy) and العصافير الأقوى (Invincible Birds) prese devised theatre works-in-progress.

Support theatre by preteen Syrian refugees

Serenading fruit, enchanted chalk, and a pineapple on the loose!

This summer, Masrah Ensemble conducted a pilot program with preteens participating in the Jusoor Syria Refugee Education Program in Lebanon. The workshop was facilitated by volunteers and concluded with presentations of works-in-progress.

We hope to raise enough funds to ensure that the next rendition of the theatre workshop builds on the forays we made this summer.

With more time for the workshop and a more diverse and committed pool of workshop leaders, we can provide a substantive educational opportunity that will challenge participants and sharpen their focus, listening, team work skills, and imagination.

Masrah Ensemble’s workshops compliment our artistic and other educational programs. They provide essential time and space for talent to burgeon just as they promote theatrical exchange and plant the seeds of new collaborations.

NEFA Request for Proposals – Deadline: November 1, 2010 (Online Nomination Form)

Call for Nominations of Performing Arts Ensembles From Haiti, Indonesia, Mali, Pakistan, Senegal, Syria, and Turkey for U.S. Touring Program

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the New England Foundation for the Arts, has announced Center Stage, a pilot program involving U.S. tours by international performing arts ensembles with the aim of fostering cross-cultural understanding between citizens of the United States and other countries. The program is designed to build cultural awareness, develop long-lasting relationships between people of different countries, and enhance mutual understanding.

Performing arts ensembles of three to nine members each from Haiti, Indonesia, Mali, Pakistan, Senegal, Syria, and Turkey working in the disciplines of music, dance, and theater are eligible to apply; final selection will represent a total of ten ensembles from three to four of these countries. Throughout the 2012 calendar year, month-long tours of the U.S. will connect international artists with diverse communities in primarily small- and mid-sized American cities and towns, with a focus on youth engagement. The program will offer a range of exchange activities, including performances, school workshops, artist-to-artist exchanges, classes, and community gatherings.

Center Stage will provide each ensemble with an honorarium and will arrange and pay for travel and direct on-tour expenses.

Arts ensembles should demonstrate high artistic quality and accomplishment, have an interest in engaging with U.S. communities, and have previous touring experience but not have traveled to the U.S. or have rarely been seen in the U.S. Nominations of ensembles working in contemporary forms are strongly encouraged.

Nominations are welcome from presenters, artists, and their representatives; state and regional arts agencies; country and U.S. embassy personnel; and other knowledgeable individuals in the U.S and abroad. Artists interested in participating may submit a nomination on behalf of their own ensemble.

Visit the NEFA Web site for complete program details and the online nomination form.


Primary Subject: Arts and Culture 
Geographic Funding Area: National

New Plays from the Arab World in NYC


This Week at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center:

Wednesday, April 28 at 4:00 p.m.:

The Royal Court's Elyse Dodgson and the International Playwrights Program

Please join us for a very special visit and presentation by Elyse Dodgson, Associate Director International for London's renowned Royal Court Theatre. Dodgson will discuss the Royal Court's International Playwrights program, which partners with and encourages the development of playwrights from around the world. Since 1993, theRoyal Court International Playwrights Program (supported by the Genesis Foundation) has fostered creative dialogue between innovative theatre writers and practitioners in countries including Brazil, Cuba, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Palestine, Romania, Russia, Spain, Syria and Uganda. Playwrights mentored by the Program early in their careers include Marius Von Mayenburg (Germany), Juan Mayorga (Spain), Vassily Sigarev (Russia), Rafael Spregelburd (Argentina), Marcos Barbosa (Brazil), and Anupama Chandrasekhar (India), among many others.

Thursday, April 29 at 4:30, 6:30 + 8:00 p.m. and Friday, April 30 at 4:30, 6:30 + 8:00 p.m.:

PEN World Voices: I Come From There– New Plays from the Arab World

A British Council/Royal Court Theatre Project, presented in New York in collaboration with the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY, with additional support from the Sundance Institute Theatre Program

Join us for full readings of new plays by emerging playwrights from Syria, Lebanon, Morocco, Egypt, and Palestine, all participants in the Royal Court Theatre's International Playwrights Program, plus panel discussions with the visiting playwrights, the British Council, and the Royal Court. Readings directed by Trip Cullman, Kareem Fahmy, Robert O'Hara, Lisa Peterson, and Meiyin Wang. Full schedule and details online at, or click here for more information.

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY 
365 Fifth Ave at 34th St. 
Free! First come, first served.

Spring 2010 International / World Theatre Series also includes: