THE RIANT THEATRE
Providing a nurturing environment to develop new plays and outstanding artists.
The Black Experimental Theatre (BET) a.k.a. The Riant Theatre, was founded in 1979, as a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization, by Artistic Director, Van Dirk Fisher. BET is a theatre that entertains as well as teaches by nurturing and developing new works by playwrights that encompass the historic and social progression of the Afro-American and the contributions the Afro-American has made in the United States.
Through the years BET has grown to include all nationalities (Asians, Afro-Americans, Hispanics, Anglo-Saxon, etc.) as its main focus, because we believe that by furthering the understanding between the races we can all advance as a people and learn to live in harmony. We celebrate our diversity and take joy in sharing our cultural differences and similarities. To this end BET was founded. We acknowledge that theatre is an important tool that has been used for centuries to help people see themselves in a new light and achieve a new perception of themselves and the world in which they live.
To submit your play for the Strawberry One-Act Festival Click Here. The Strawberry One-Act Festival, will run from SEPTEMBER through OCTOBER, 2021. (15-30 minute plays.) Early Deadline is September 30, 2020.Regular Deadline is October 30, 2020.We are accepting LATE SUBMISSIONS on an ongoing basis. Notifications will be sent out if your play has been accepted.There is a fee to submit.
To submit your play for the Strawberry Theatre Festival (STF) for Full-Length Plays (55-90 minutes), Musicals (not to exceed 120 minutes), Short Plays (40-50 minutes), Variety Acts, Cabaret Acts, Magic Shows, Sketch Comedy, Improv Shows and Readings. To submit your play to the STF Click Here. The Early Deadline is September 30, 2020. Regular Deadline is October 30, 2020. Notifications will be sent out by November 15, 2020. The Strawberry One-Act Theatre Festival will run from SEPTEMBER through OCTOBER 2021.
Submissions are now being accepted for the Jocunda Music, Film & Theatre Festival. We are seeking singers, r&b, neo soul, pop and hip hop artists; Films: short, narrative, animation and music videos; comedians and Short and Full Length Plays and Screenplays.
The Jocunda Music, Film & Theatre Festival will run from JANUARY through MARCH 30, 2021 at ARTEL Hotel in Brooklyn, NY. Singers, Fashion Designers and Vendors send us a link to your music and/or performance. Include your bio and a cover letter why you would like to be in the Josucnda MFT Festival. Vendors email us to request an application for Vendors. State in your email what it is you would be selling. (i.e. Food, Merchandise or Crafts. Or if want to promote your business.)Email submissions to JocundaFilmFestival@gmail.com.
Spoken Word Artists and Novelist
Click here to submit your work for review.