Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Quick Silver Theater Company Playwrights of Color Summit Applications Now Open

For QSTC's seventh annual 2023 POCS, the company will select four playwrights to participate.

Quick Silver Theater Company Playwrights of Color Summit Applications Now Open

Quick Silver Theater Company (4WORDS) QSTC was established in response to the overwhelmingly male, Eurocentric dynamic of contemporary American theater to provide a counterweight, localizing storytelling in a specificity of culture/race, class, gender, and sexuality that allows for a different kind of uncovering of truth, broadening the scope of understanding, empathy, and engagement both as theater creators as well as theater consumers.

Each year QSTC has accepted scripts from BIPOC playwrights for consideration to participate in their Playwrights of Color Summit (POCS), an annual summer event. They do not require an agent or nomination to apply, simply the right to work in the United States. They utilize a BLIND submission process.

For QSTC's seventh annual 2023 POCS, the company will select four playwrights to participate. One emerging playwright will receive 29 hour staged reading. QSTC is in hopes of returning to their full in person Summit experience in Geneva, N.Y. on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Actors Equity Association COVID protocols will be followed. However, in the event of a spike in COVID related illness or spread, this reading will be presented in the NYC Metro area, either in site specific locations, or a theatre, depending on the theatrical environment at the time. Finalists are paired with their chosen cast of actors, an emerging director of color, a student intern, and a supportive dramaturgical team member in order to delve deeper into their work. The dates for POCS are June 18th through June 25th 2023.

Additionally, in 2023, QSTC will host their third annual Michael Bradford Residency program. This retreat is specifically geared towards mid-career BIPOC playwrights. For their purposes, mid-career playwrights are defined as playwrights who have an existing body of work. Writing samples or a brief synopsis will be required when applying. Three mid-career playwrights will be selected for this residency. This residency program will take the form of a writing retreat in Geneva N.Y. The dates for this retreat are also, June 18th through June 25th 2023.

The POCS submission process will close at 5pm on December 30th, 2022

For more information about their 2023 Summit, their submission details, and to apply, please visit their website: QuickSilverTheater.com



Photos: Inside the Origin Theatre Company Closing Ceremony of ORIGIN 1ST IRISH 2023 Photo
Origin Theatre Company presented the Closing Ceremony of Origin 1st Irish 2023, at the Irish Arts Center, 726 11th Avenue, on Monday January 30.  Go inside the ceremony in new photos.

Hailey Foss To Star In SHADOWS From Face To Face Films Photo
Hailey Foss, an ensemble member of Face to Face Films, joins their 2023 production of Shadows in the role of Kensley.

Seema Shuklas BLINDSP.TS To Play 2023 FRIGID Fringe Festival At The Kraine Theater Photo
The FRIGID Fringe Festival presents: blindsp.ts written and performed by Seema Shukla , running February 15-March 5 at The Kraine Theater.

THE WORLD IS COMING TO A START! At The Chelsea Community Church Benefits The Ali Forney Ce Photo
Chelsea Community Church will host a special benefit concert, The World Is Coming To A Start!, on Sunday, February 12 (Lincoln's Birthday) at 6 PMto benefit the Ali Forney Center.


More Hot Stories For You


The Episcopal Actors' Guild's Open Stage Grant Welcomes Leviathan Lab's LEARNING HOW TO READ BY MOONLIGHT To The Guild Hall StageThe Episcopal Actors' Guild's Open Stage Grant Welcomes Leviathan Lab's LEARNING HOW TO READ BY MOONLIGHT To The Guild Hall Stage
February 3, 2023

​​​​​​​Leviathan Lab, a creative studio for Asian American Pacific Islander theatre artists, will present a nine-show, work-in-progress production run of LEARNING HOW TO READ BY MOONLIGHT, a new play by Gaven Trinidad (Rising Leader of Color, Theatre Communications Group), and directed by Mauricio Tafur Salgado (Co-Founder, Arts Ignite; Core Faculty, artEquity) and Maria Camia (THE HEALING SHIPMENT, Jumpstart Festival, La Mama ETC).

Photos: Inside the Origin Theatre Company Closing Ceremony of ORIGIN 1ST IRISH 2023Photos: Inside the Origin Theatre Company Closing Ceremony of ORIGIN 1ST IRISH 2023
February 3, 2023

Origin Theatre Company presented the Closing Ceremony of Origin 1st Irish 2023, at the Irish Arts Center, 726 11th Avenue, on Monday January 30.  Go inside the ceremony in new photos.

Hailey Foss To Star In SHADOWS From Face To Face FilmsHailey Foss To Star In SHADOWS From Face To Face Films
February 3, 2023

Hailey Foss, an ensemble member of Face to Face Films, joins their 2023 production of Shadows in the role of Kensley.

Seema Shukla's BLINDSP.TS To Play 2023 FRIGID Fringe Festival At The Kraine TheaterSeema Shukla's BLINDSP.TS To Play 2023 FRIGID Fringe Festival At The Kraine Theater
February 2, 2023

The FRIGID Fringe Festival presents: blindsp.ts written and performed by Seema Shukla , running February 15-March 5 at The Kraine Theater.

Ghostlight Players Presents George Bernard Shaw's SAINT JOANGhostlight Players Presents George Bernard Shaw's SAINT JOAN
February 2, 2023

Ghostlight Players presents George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan. Directed by Mitch Maglio, Saint Joan will be presented two weekends February 2-11 at Hemsley Hall (4 Arthur Kill Road) the Parish House for the Church of St. Andrew.