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Celebrating the Diverse City: Spoken Word Play 16

Please make note that we are moving Spoken Word Play 16 to later in our season in order to present a new play by Tyler Rossi in September.

Theater of the Seventh Sister  is calling all poets, storytellers, performers and writers from age 18 – 80 to become a part of

Celebrating the Diverse City: Spoken Word Play 16
Directed by John Rohrkemper

Every last one of us contributes to the diversity of our society. We each bring to our communities our own unique mosaic of race, ethnicity, gender identity,religious belief, political persuasion, sexual preference. We span many generations. Some of our ancestors have been here for millennia, some for centuries, and some of us came from somewhere else but found our way here to pursue our dreams.

Lancaster, which Theater of the Seventh Sister proudly considers home, is a vibrant community that owes much of its energy and richness to the diversity of its residents. Celebrating the Diverse City: Spoken Word Play 16, will explore the variety of experiences, ideas, cultures, and beliefs that make Lancaster such a dynamic place in which to live our lives.

We are seeking lively writing and energetic performances that will consider our community in all its complexity. Think creatively of the many types of diversity that we experience about us. Your stories, poems, memoirs, and the like need not exclusively be about the city of Lancaster, though we will look to weave the many strands of our different experiences into a program that will showcase Lancaster in all its fertile variety.

Please Email us for more information.

  • Each poem or piece submitted must include your name, phone number, and email. Consideration will be given to all pieces submitted, not just as stand alone pieces, but also in relationship to all other submissions received. Although original work is encouraged, consideration will be given to performers who wish to interpret work by other authors.
  • Please submit no more than 10 pages.
  • Electronic submissions are preferred. If hard copy is sent, a self-addressed stamped envelope should accompany any submissions that are to be returned.
  • Audio or video recordings may also be submitted electronically. Audio or video recordings should be no longer than 15 minutes.

Electronic submissions are preferred.

  • Submit via EMAIL with “Spoken Word” in the subject line.
  • Please attach submissions to the email.
  • If you cannot submit digitally, please send your hard copy submission to:

Spoken Word, 1640 Colonial Manor Drive, Lancaster PA 17603

and make an appointment to interview/audition.

  • If you have any difficulty with the email provided you may also send to:

Cynthia Charles Executive Director of TSS.

Selections will be made as soon as possible. Notification will be made by email.

For more information, please Email the theater, or you may call the theater, and leave a voicemail message. 717-435-3193

Please share this call for submissions/performers with anyone you think might be interested.

Barbara Barden Dance Series: Imigrants

Hello Choreographers!

Theater of the Seventh Sister is looking for choreographers to present their work in the Barbara Barden Dance Series on November 17th and 18th at the Lancaster Country Day School. We hope you will want to be a part of this venture! This year’s Barden Dance Series theme is “Imigrants“.  We would like you to think of current or previous choreography that would evoke this theme. Please let us know if you are interested in participating by Friday, Oct. 6, 2018 (or ASAP).

This concert series will continue the TSS vision of the Artistic Village by providing an opportunity for local and regional choreographers to perform their newly created and evolving work. By offering space for creativity over the past twenty- eight years, TSS has been able to present versatile and provocative Evening Dance Stories and Dance Concerts.

This Dance Series is dedicated to the life of Barbara Barden; local actress, director, and choreographer of many area productions involving High Schools, Operas, Colleges, Dance and Theater Companies; including Theater of the Seventh Sister. TSS hopes to continue her vision of sharing the art of dance with audiences from ages one to one hundred and one!

Fill out an information tech sheet (bbds-info-tech-form-2018) and email it to Priscilla Kaufhold dressndance@comcast.net or Melissa Goodling ravenstudio119@gmail.com by October 20, 2018.

Tech/Dress Rehearsal is Friday November 16th.

Please pass this invitation on to other choreographers who may be interested to showcase their work!

Thank you,

Priscilla Kaufhold & Melissa Goodling (on behalf of TSS)


WHO: Theater of the Seventh Sister

WHAT: Barbara Barden Dance Series 

WHERE:  The Lancaster Country Day School, 725 Hamilton Road, Lancaster PA 17603

WHEN:  Saturday, November 17, 2017 @ 7:30pm and Sunday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:30pm

TICKETS:  $15.00 general admission; from TSS website or at the door

FOR DANCE SERIES INFORMATION CONTACT: Priscilla Kaufhold 717-606-2360, dressndance@comcast.net or Melissa Goodling at ravenstudio119@gmail.com.

The Lancaster Country Day School thrust stage is 27 feet deep and 30 feet wide.

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