Federal Theater Project

Theatre accessible by all

Founded in 2012, the Federal Theatre Project exists to bring free and affordable theatre to under-served populations within the Washington, DC area. Our productions focus primarily on American governance; that is to say, the political process. We focus on removing the mystery from politics and engaging young audiences in the political process early.

The Federal Theatre Project is non-partisan in its offerings. We strive to foster a sense of civic engagement, not a particular agenda.

In short, we want to get audience members to think, not tell them what to think!

One Year Later: Civic Engagement in the Era of Trump


The Federal Theatre Project is thrilled to announce a new play festival for fall 2017:

One Year Later: Civic Engagement in the Era of Trump.

In America’s current political climate, civic participation has become increasingly difficult to maintain. The reasons for this are as numerous as they are diverse.

-A crowded field of voices;
-Elected officials who shut down their phone lines;
-Town halls with empty chairs on the stage;
-A continuing loss of civility and rational discourse; and,
The dwindling state of public education.

These are just some of the reasons that civic engagement can feel out of reach in 2017. The Federal Theatre Project seeks plays that explore civic engagement in today’s society. Scripts should focus on the concepts of activism and civic engagement, not partisan politics.

We are soliciting both 10-15 minute and full length plays. Six-seven short plays will be chosen for a night of staged performances. One full length play will be chosen for a full reading, which the company may consider producing as a full show in 2018. We ask that you keep the cast size to six actors or less.

Submissions will be accepted until Thursday, August 31, 2017, 5:00 PM.

All selected playwrights will receive a stipend. Playwrights may submit up to three plays. Submissions are open to all playwrights worldwide. Plays must be your original work, and we prefer plays that have not yet been produced. The Federal Theatre Project encourages playwrights from traditionally underrepresented groups, as well as playwrights from around the world, to submit.

To submit, please visit: https://www.cognitoforms.com/…/OneYearLaterCivicEngagementI…

For questions, please contact: federaltheatreproject [@] gmail [dot] com.