African-American Collective Theater (ACT) began its 29th consecutive season Sunday, May 30, 2021 online, with “Screen/Plays” -- the latest installment of its annual Black LGBTQ+ Theater Showcase in celebration of DC Black Pride Weekend -- which is traditionally observed during the Memorial Day Weekend.
This year, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the festival was once again presented virtually, as it was in 2020.
“Screen/Plays” featured a cast of 36 area actors in readings of 14 original short plays by ACT Founding Artistic Director, Alan Sharpe.
The event, which has become a spring tradition over the decades, is presented annually to further ACT’s mission to produce and present theater and film projects that center and increase visibility for the African-American LGBTQ+ Community.
Although suggested donations begian at $10 to support the mission and ongoing work of ACT, festival screenings were FREE -- with advance registration via Eventbrite required.
During the extension, performances were streamed every Wednesday night a 8 pm, through July 7, 2021.
Registrants received a private link for the performances, via an e-mail, the afternoon of the event.