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Call for Submissions: 2020 Diaspora Monologues

Fehinty African Theatre Ensemble is opening a call for written submissions for their 2020 Diaspora Monologues: VA-NA-KU-LA performance series that engages the theme of language and identity in your life, art, and or community.

Submissions can be sent in the following Google Form:

About Diaspora Monologues: VA-NA-KU-LA

The 2020 Diaspora Monologues, VA-NA-KU-LA, will explore language and identity and feature performance events that highlight language creativity such as Pidgin, Creole, Patois, African American vernacular and other language innovations that mark identity, community, resistance, solidarity, and creative agency across the African Diaspora.


  • Submissions are for a stage performance/reading of works during the 2020 Diaspora Monologues, Feb. 21 - March 8. **See Sundays description below**
  • Each submission should not be more than 2-3 pgs in length. 
  • We will review your submission and send you an email if your work is accepted for the program. 
  • Your work will not be used in any capacity without your permission. You can post mail your work to yourself for what is known as a "Poor Man's Copyright (PMC).


: Dem Beats - Local DJs will host Friday night dances that journey through the music of the diaspora-- reggae, dancehall, afro-beat, afro-pop, hip hop and more. (8 pm)

: Fatty Bum Bum, a new play by Nikkita Duke, written in Nigerian pidgin is a social commentary on marginalization and self-preservation as Emediong, a young woman ridiculed because of her weight, is forced to stand up for herself when her usual bus conductor insists on charging her more than other riders. Directed by Matthew Dada (8 pm)

: Word Dey! will present original stories, poetry, spoken word, and personal narratives of community members that reflect how language shapes identity and inspires creativity. (3 pm)

Name: Teju Adeisda
Address: 7362 N Damen Ave 1N
Phone: 773.417.9997