Documentary Profiling The Fade To Black Play Festival Set To Begin

Houston's Fade to Black Play Festival, the city's first and only national festival to showcase new works by African-American Playwrights, will become the subject of a national film documentary scheduled for release next June.

Shabach Enterprise, underwriter of the Fade To Black Play Festival, has entered into an agreement with Black Genie Filmed Entertainment Group and Hawk In Flight/Spin23 Entertainment profiling the history of the festival. The piece will highlight interviews and footage from the festival's exciting years of operation.

Filming will begin during this year's featured festival and will be directed by Anissa Peterson. Targeted release date: June 2019.

About Fade To Black:

Designed as an initiative to address the need for relevant promotion of African-American Playwrights and their new works, this three-day festival selects ten of the nation's top African-American Playwrights and performs their plays before a live audience. Cast with some of Houston's most talented local artists and directors, it has successfully created a multi-cultural theatre event that gives voice to a society of playwrights whose level of recognition has been denied for far too long.

Fade to Black was founded by Houston playwright, S. Denise O'Neal, who is the festival's executive director. "After seeing so few African-American Playwrights represented in theater festivals in the Houston community," she said, "I decided it was time for a change."

The festival returns for its 6th season on June 21-23, 2018 at MATCH Theater, 3400 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002.

All shows begin at 8:00 pm nightly.

For full event details go to events/2084019191886485/

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