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 is once again being presented virtually, as it was in 2020.
“Screen/Plays” features a cast of 34 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 begin at $10 to support the mission and ongoing work of ACT, festival screenings are FREE -- with advance registration via Eventbrite required.
During this extension, performances are streamed every Wednesday night a 8 pm, through the end of June/Pride Month.
Registrants will receive a private link for the May 30th performances via e-mail, the weekend of the event.