Season 8 Programming

10 Minute Festival

The flagship of the Fire This Time Festival is 6-7 world premiere 10-minute plays written by emerging playwrights of the African Diaspora. These are the best and the brightest, the most diverse plays from a pool of national and international playwrights.


The Fire This Time Festival, and The Field are collaborating on a panel discussion co-hosted by Downtown Art, and workshop to examine the unconscious bias we all bring to judging artist’s work. Join Shawn Rene Graham, Artist Service Manager at The Field, and a group of highly experienced artists, facilitators and gatekeepers in a dynamic panel discussion as they share experiences and strategies to disrupt bias and to support diversity and engagement.  More Info...

Reading Series

Each year, the previous year's 10-minute playwrights present a full-length reading of a new work. In addition, we present Panel Discussions and curated literary and theatrical events.

On Screen

Artists from TFTT community share their webseries and short films including works by Kevin R. Free, Alex Ubokudom, Melissa Mickens, Larry Powell, Derek McPhatter, Eric Lockley, Rod Gailes OBC, Yusef Miller and more!



We create partnerships with other theater companies and curate other performance opportunities for our affiliated artists during the weeks of the festival.