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Playwright's Festival Now Accepting Submissions!

The Matthews Playhouse of Performing Arts and the African American Playwrights Group (AAPG) have joined forces to collaborate and expand the Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) presence in the Matthews area within the performing arts. We are excited about this collaboration and the bridging of theatrical cultures in Matthews and Charlotte.

Matthews Playhouse is a community based non-profit theatre committed to enriching the lives of children, adults, and families by inviting them to participate in the world of performing arts and education. As a part of this commitment, we are collaborating with the African American Playwrights Group to produce original works written by Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) artists to be performed as a part of 2021-2022 season at Matthews Playhouse.

The African American Playwrights Group, created by founder Vickie L. Evans, is a collaboration of African-American playwrights whose mission is  to  produce  quality and excellent theater works in our communities and abroad. Working from the guidelines of the AAPG’s “Playwrights on Parade” event, we are very excited to incorporate this project into our season and establish new relationships with community members.