Del Shores Basis Writers Competition Comes To Atlanta This Month

The Del Shores Basis presents its second weekend-long Del Shores Basis Writers Competition February 23-25, 2024 at Out Entrance Theatre Firm in Atlanta. The pageant will characteristic stay stage readings of all three profitable scripts from the Del Shores Basis Writers Search together with panels that includes business consultants in theatre and movie centered particularly on writing. Admission to all readings and panels is free and open to the general public. Registration is required. Produced by Competition Director Emerson Collins.

Opening night time, Friday, February 23, 8 p.m., will characteristic a stage studying of the Finest Brief Movie Script Award Winner Smoke Breaks by WILLIAM METTLACH adopted by “One-On-One with Jack Heifner” that includes an open interview by Del Shores with the celebrated author of the off-Broadway smash hit Vanities. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will characteristic panels with business professionals. Saturday afternoon, February 24, 3 p.m. shall be a stage studying of the Finest Play Award Winner A Third Manner by Lee Osorio, introduced with Actor’s Specific. Saturday night, 8 p.m. will characteristic a screening of Del Shores’ award-winning movie Southern Baptist Sissies adopted by a Q&A with stars Emerson Collins, Dale Dickey, Bobbie Eakes & Ann Walker. Closing out the pageant on Sunday, February 25 at 3 p.m. shall be a stage studying of the Finest Screenplay Award Winner Istanbul Crossing by TIMOTHY Jay Smith. Native actors shall be featured in all three readings.

Consultants and panelists for the weekend embrace playwrights Topher Payne, LESLIE KIMBALL and Kayla Parker, screenwriters JEFFREY REDDICK, CHAD DARNELL, Ava Davis and MAT HAYES with inventive administrators Freddie Ashley (Actors Specific), PAUL CONROY (Out Entrance Theatre) and movie pageant director JIM FARMER (Out On Movie).

Del Shores mentioned, “After the big success of our first Writers Competition in Dallas, I am past excited to carry it this yr to Atlanta and the thriving theatre and movie neighborhood right here. I like Atlanta. I’ve carried out right here many instances, we shot my film Blues For Willadean right here, a number of of the theatres (together with Out Entrance) have carried out my performs, and my movies have screened at Atlanta’s Out on Movie.” Program Director Emerson Collins added, “it is thrilling for us to carry up these new LGBTQ+ voices and construct neighborhood round them and the work they’re creating by way of the colourful community of Atlanta LGBTQ+ arts.”

The Writers Competition works to help the Del Shores Basis’s mission to search out and facilitate the event of latest southern queer inventive voices by way of bringing collectively artists and dealing professionals, amplifying new work and connecting artists to platforms for the creation of the work.

The Del Shores Basis Writers Search is open to LGBTQ+ writers dwelling in 15 Southern states who haven’t been professionally produced. All the finalists in all three classes, brief movie, play and screenplay from the 2022 Writers Search are invited to attend the Competition with journey, meals and lodging coated by the Del Shores Basis.


Opening Evening, Friday, February 23, 8 p.m. Smoke Breaks stage studying & “One-On-One with Jack Heifner”

Saturday, February 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Panels

Saturday, February 24, 3 p.m. A Third Manner stage studying

Saturday, February 24, 8 p.m. Southern Baptist Sissies screening and Q&A

Closing Matinee, Sunday, February 25, 3 p.m. Istanbul Crossing stage studying

TICKETING All occasions are free and open to the general public. Registration is required to attend. Every studying and panel have to be registered for individually. Donations are accepted.


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