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First Annual BIPOC Playwrights Festival

M’Balia Singley

Boise Contemporary Theater, with the support of the Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation and the Morrison Center Endowment Foundation, presents the First Annual BIPOC (Black, indigenous and other people of color) Playwrights Festival Aug. 2-14 at the Morrison Center.

Juan Alfonso

Festival Director Lily Yasuda (a filmmaker from Boise) collaborated with a play selection committee of theater makers from across the country to select new plays for development. Three playwrights, Stephanie Kyung Sun Walters, Juan Alfonso, and M’Balia Singley, plus two directors and a cohort of actors will travel from Chicago, Phoenix, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and Puerto Rico to perform for Boise audiences.

A festival pass includes access to two staged readings, a fully staged one-woman musical play, and a Q&A panel with the playwrights.

Stephanie Kyung Sun Walters

Learn more and buy tickets here

Boise State Public Radio segment on the festival

Broadway World press release with details on the writers, directors and shows