Building a Better Festival

The 2020 DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival Workshop and Conference is an educational and motivational opportunity for writers and producers of all levels. Workshops are designed to give you the building blocks for a strong revenue generating strategy and essential marketing skills. Peppered with best practices from around the country, attendees will come away ready to identify and solve their marketing and fundraising challenges. Learn how to manage all aspects of the publicity and advertising.


Redefine What It Means To Be Successful

This conference features workshops, presentations, and panel discussions on a wide variety of topics pertaining to the craft of writing, staging, marketing, the importance of Internet presence, and finding alternate funding sources. Join us for an intense weekend designed to help you rethink, revise, and re-energize.


Designed for beginning, emerging, and established writers, this workshop will help you take your work to the next level, with interactive lectures, in-class networking sessions, small-group discussions, and individual consultations. Our mission is to inform, encourage, and inspire you.  We strive to share helpful knowledge and experiences among writers about every facet of surviving a festival.


Make New Connections

Hundreds of writers  from around the world attend the DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival, creating a unique setting for you to make new connections. Strike up a conversation with other playwrights, actors and producers, create relationships that go beyond our festival, and into a lifetime.




List of Workshops

Marketing Strategy, Fundamentals of Festival Marketing, Audience Development, Creating A Brand, Low-Cost Marketing Strategies, Understanding of Social Media, E-mail Marketing, Fundraising & Sponsorship, Strategies for Income Growth, Stage Management, Quick Set Up & Break Down, Technical Theatre; Lighting and Sound, The Importance of Website Presence.