Wayward Voices is a space to amplify, uplift, and empower BIPOC artists. Our goal is to produce work that inspires and activates our artists now and our artists to come. Let this be our a jump to produce work that reflects the truth of our world, and the many stories ready to be told.


A playwriting competition where a single selected work will be presented as a live reading followed by a talk-back with the artists. The playwright will have some control in collaboration with the producing company over the selection of a director. 

The director will have full control over the rehearsal schedule with a minimum requirement of 9 rehearsal hours to be completed before tech rehearsals begin. Performers will be selected from the company and the general public. Auditions will be held. Technicians will be provided by The Wayward Artist Theater Company.

Readings of the selected pieces will be presented as a series over the course of a weekend.

October 15th, 2021-January 15th, 2022 Accept Play Submissions For Reads and Presents

January 15th, 2021 Select Judgement Panel

January 15th, 2022 - March 10th, 2022 Read and Rate Play Submissions

March 12th, 2022 Announcement of Selected Works

March 15th, 2022 -April 1st, 2022 Director Submissions

April 4th-6th, 2022 Director Interviews

April 8th, 2022 Director Selection

April 26th-29th Actor Auditions

May 3rd Final Casting

May 29th, 2022 Mandatory Company Meeting for all in-person, participating Artists

May 31- June 3rd, 2022 Tech Rehearsal 

June 4th, 2022 Performance 

Stay Tuned for Details and Deadlines coming soon...

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