The Greater Good Commission Calls on Black-Latinx or Afro-Latinx Playwrights to Tell Their Stories

Greater Good Playwright BELatina Latinx

In the midst of the country’s identity crisis, and in the midst of anger over the perpetuation of structural racism, playwright Darrel Alejandro Holnes has issued a new call for Black-Latino and Afro-Latino playwrights to tell their stories on the stage.

Through his program The Greater Good Commission, Holnes has decided to award mini grants to Latinx writers to write short plays, according to Playbill.

The program has extended the deadline for its first round to today July 15, urging Black/Afro-Latinx playwrights to submit their works that, if chosen by the commission, will be presented at the upcoming online Greater Good Theater Festival, produced by the LatinX Playwrights Circle and Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater.

The festival will be broadcast online and the plays will later be transmitted in digital files.


  • No more than one fully-staged professional production (staged readings, workshops, college productions do not count as professional productions)
  • Must identify as Afro/Black-Latinx 
  • Applicants can only apply solo; no writing teams permitted
  • Applicants must be over 18 years of age.

Submission Requirements

  • 1-page proposal for a short play; your short play should… 
    • Answer the question: What do you think the world may look like in a year?
    • Maximum of 5 actors 
    • Be innovative in form
    • Speak to the times 
    • Be a maximum of 15 pages in length
  • 10-page writing sample, preferably a short play but excerpts are accepted.
  • Resume (2 page max.)