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12th Annual Fade To Black Play Festival

June 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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RUNTIME: 2 hours with 1 intermission TWO WEEKENDS/SAME SHOWS! BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE AND SAVE! JUNE 20 THRU JUNE 30, 2024 TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING VIP ADMISSION (First Two Rows - Center) $60 In Advance/$70 At the door REGULAR ADMISSION $45 In Advance/$55 At the Door Groups of 10 or more enjoy a 10% discount off the ticket price by using code F2BGROUP10 at checkout! Please note that each ticket is subject to a $3 fee at checkout. NOTICE: Due to adult subject matter and language, performances are intended for audiences 18+. Parental Guidance is recommended. SPECIAL PERFORMANCES Final Dress Rehearsal Wednesday, June 19 at 8:00 PM Join us for our final dress rehearsal. All tickets for this night are Pay-What-You-Can. Artist Q&A Friday, June 21: Stay after the performance for a special Q&A with the playwrights. GENERAL INFORMATION *Online sales will end 30 minutes prior to the scheduled curtain time. At this time tickets may be purchased in-person at the box office. The box office opens 2 hours prior to the performance time for WILL CALL and walkup sales. All sales are final. No refunds or cancellations are available after purchase.



The Fade To Black Play Festival celebrates 12 seasons of amazing festival performances! We are Houston’s first and only national short play festival to spotlight the new works of African-American playwrights. Our play festival is the hippest, hottest play festival you’ll ever experience! Be There!

The Movement:

Since its inception, the Fade To Black Play Festival has aimed to revolutionize the Houston theatre community. We envisioned an event that was both relevant to contemporary issues and rich with opportunities for emerging talent. Thus, we established a platform dedicated to showcasing the new works of underrepresented African-American playwrights.

Our festival is proudly volunteer-supported, culturally diverse, and deeply rooted in the community. Each year, countless local artists contribute to its ongoing success. Thanks to our rapidly growing audience, we are thrilled to announce our 12th season! For the first time, we are extending the festival over two weekends.

Don’t miss this landmark event in our continued pursuit of excellence!


All is Fair by Lesley Ukaegbu (Las Vegas, NV)
Safe Words by Dyron Holmes (Brooklyn, NY)
Cancel Me by Krystle Dellihue (Detroit, MI)
Buffalo Woman: Cathay/Cathy Williams by Alric Davis (Houston, TX)
Guess What’s for Dinner by Melda Beaty (Chicago, IL)


You Put Me in the Mind of… by Velvia Keithley (Huntsville, TX)
Dee’s Dilemma by Reginald T. Jackson (Brooklyn, NY)
Redemption by Joe Lewis (Silver Spring, MD)
The Word by E.J. Batiste (Raeford, NC)
I Can Do Evil All by Myself by Ken Green (Boston, MA)


June 20
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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City of Houston District
Houston Cultural District
Midtown Cultural Arts and Entertainment District


MATCH Houston (Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston)
3400 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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