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Celebrating the Diverse City: Spoken Word Play 16

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.


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