“I am the product of all the ancestors getting together and deciding these stories need

to be told...” rupi kaur, milk and honey.



We are currently accepting submissions for our spring category:  Juneteenth. 

Deadlines for submissions in each category are specified below, along with rehearsal and performance dates, and more specifics on each theme. For each theme, either two one-acts OR one full-length play will be accepted. Each playwright will receive a $500 stipend, a paid director, and paid actors.

Please review our detailed submission guidelines carefully before submitting your work.

Juneteenth or Freedom Day

Rooted and based in Oakland, Gritty City Repertory intends to amplify and celebrate Juneteenth on the Ubuntu stage at Flax Art and Design to honor the significant contributions of the African American community in our National history. Juneteenth is an independence day that marks the abolition of slavery and the emancipation of African Americans throughout the US. We are seeking to collaborate with bold playwrights who self-identify as descendants of the African Diaspora, and are interested in investigating this theme through full-length scripts. 


Examples of Ideas and Topics - intended to INSPIRE but not limit!

  • Non-traditional practice of patriotism

  • African American Narratives

  • African American leaders 

  • Reparation

  • Independence Day

  • Black America

  • Food, Music, Culture

  • Civil Rights

  • Affordable Housing

  • Racial Wealth Auditing

  • Laws and Policies

  • Living wage

  • Community

Important Dates to Keep in Mind

Deadline for Submission:  April 5, 2021

Rehearsals: May 31, June 3,  June 7, June 10 (6-9PM)

Staged Reading Performance: June 11 and 12 (6-9PM)