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Second Annual Decolonise Your Ears
New Play Festival

The two-night festival will take place in October 2022 and feature two new plays. 
Playwrights: Submissions Now Open (see Below)

Red Betty Theatre is proud to announce the launch of the 2nd annual Decolonise Your Ears New Play Festival. Decolonising theatre means expressing culturally specific ideas, mythologies, music, dance; IBPOC bodies occupying space in celebration of our unique identities, and subverting rigid hierarchies in favour of a more equitable approach. It means brown and black bodies having time to explore our voices, develop our practices and explore lesser-known cultural forms without having to negotiate, conform or squeeze into the parameters of Western aesthetics. 

Playwright submissions are now open!

 Please send 5-20 pages (maximum) of new writing and a cover letter telling us about yourself to

A jury will select two playwrights who will receive a commission of $1000 to develop their work with dramaturgical support. The development process will culminate in a staged reading in October 2022. 


Who Should Apply

  • IBPOC identifying women & non-binary folk

  • Emerging playwrights and writers


Submission Deadline: April 30th 11:59PM. 
Please send submissions to 


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