Mission Statement

Providing a nurturing environment to develop new plays and outstanding artists.  We accomplish this through our various programs and activities that  we offer such as:

THE CORE PROJECT:   An ongoing intensive workshop for writers, directors and actors (or any combination thereof) to develop new plays.  Playwrights will receive a one on one consultation with the artistic director about their play.  Then work with a director and actors to have their play read.  Plays from the CORE Project may be selected for the Play Reading Series and for development.

NEW PLAY READING SERIES:  Plays are read before an invited audience and followed by a question and answer session with the playwright and artists.

THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL:  The festival is presented twice a year, in February and the summer July/August, in which plays compete for the title of BEST PLAY.  The festival culminates with the Awards Ceremony & Performance in which awards are also presented for Best Direction, Best Actor & Best Actress.  (Learn more and see a show.)

MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP:  Students are taught by theatre professionals and will learn Broadway, Gospel and Classical style songs, how to sing in an ensemble as well as solo, work on scenes and choreography that will lead to a performance.

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Need Help? Have a Question? Contact us at Customer Service: Email us: RiantTheatre@gmail.com

MAKE A DONATION to support our Youth Empowerment Scholarship Awards, CORE Project, the Riant Theatre and productions.  CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION.

To submit your play for the Strawberry One-Act Festival go to www.FilmFreeway.com/JocundaMusicFilmandTheatreFestival.  The Strawberry One-Act Festival, will be in JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND MARCH, 2021. (15-30 minute plays.) Early Deadline is September 30, 2020  Regular Deadline is October 30, 2020.  Notifucations will be sent out by November 15, 2020.

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 go to www.FilmFreeway.com/JocundaMusicandTheatreFestival.   The Early Deadline is September 30, 2020Regular Deadline is October 30, 2020.  Notifications will be sent out by November 15, 2020.  The Strawberry Theatre Festival will run in JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND MARCH 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.

Filmmakers, Comedians, Screenwriters, Playwrights, Spoken Word Artists and Novelist submit your work for review at www.FilmFreeway.com/JocundaMusicFilmandTheatreFestival.


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