Plays

Are you a writer who’s dreamed of having your work performed for the Bahamian public? Written a play, or thinking of writing one? We’re looking for original Bahamian works to produce.

 

A word of warning: we do have a blast! While we aren’t prejudiced against comedies, we’re really interested in pieces that make audiences think as well as respond. We’re also more interested in full-length plays than we are in skits, sketches or one-act plays.

 

Here’s our promise: We’ll read your work, and give you feedback. If we like it, and it meets our needs, we’ll undertake to produce it. If we like it but don’t think it’s ready for the stage as is, we may workshop it with you, and then we may produce it. All writers whose plays we produce will be paid royalties at the same rate as published works.

 

Here are some tips that you can use to get us to give your work a second look:

  • Length: If I convert my play to a standard 12-point font like Courier, and if I centre the characters’ names, my play is 80 pages or longer (the running length of plays is usually calculated as a minute per page)

 

  • Content: My play looks at the familiar from a fresh perspective, or it takes really memorable characters and puts them in a difficult position, and my use of dialect isn’t just a comic effect.

 

  • Other: I’m a Bahamian, I live in The Bahamas, my play is about Bahamians or The Bahamas, or it puts a Bahamian spin on my subject.

 

Interested?

Drop us a line: plays@ringplay.com

 

For further information, here’s a list of original Bahamian plays members of Ringplay have worked with:

 

 

Among The Dancing Dead by Jeanne I. Thompson
An A Don’ Mean Cola by James Catalyn
Bahamian Rhapsody by Philip A. Burrows
Better The Devil You Know by P. Anthony White
Black Crab’s Tragedy by Ian G. Strachan
Bread, Oil and Standard by Jeanne I. Thompson
Chance, The by Susan Wallace
Children’s Teeth, The by Nicolette Bethel
Courtship, The by James Catalyn
Da Market Fire by Emille Hunt
Death of Silence, The by Helen Klonaris
Devil On The Cross adapted for the stage by Ian G. Strachan from the novel by Ngugi wa Thinog’o
Diary Of Souls by Ian Strachan
Dis We Tings by Nicolette Bethel, Derek Burrows, and Kayla Edwards
Dis We Tings II by Kayla Edwards, Tex Turnquest & Greg Lampkin
Dis We Tings III: Contract Voices by Kayla Edwards
Election 2002 by Michael Pintard
Election 2007 by Michael Pintard
Facin’ Da Mirror by Richard Fawkes
Fatal Passage by Ian G. Strachan
Father’s Day by Jeanne I. Thompson
Fergusons of Farm Road, The by Jeanne I. Thompson
Foretaste of Glory Divine, by P. Anthony White
Four Billion Circles by David Jonathan Burrows, Sammie Bethel, Charles Huggins, Nicolette Bethel, and a host of Bahamian poets
Guanahani by James Catalyn
Green Country, The by Nicolette Bethel & Tinkle Hanna
Hold Up, The by Charles Huggins
I ‘Member Dat by James Catalyn
I, Nehemiah, Remember When… by Winston V. Saunders
I, Nehemiah, Remember When…(Chapter II) by Winston V. Saunders
I, Nehemiah, Remember When…(Chapter III) by Winston V. Saunders
Island Sex by Nakeva Eve
Kanoo by David Jonathan Burrows
Landlord, The by Sam Boodle
Light by Deon Simms
Lost Love by James Catalyn
Men Talk by Michael Pintard
More The Merrier, The by James Catalyn
Mr. Speaker by Patrick Rahming
Music of The Bahamas by Nicolette Bethel & Philip A. Burrows
Mysterious Mr. Maphusa, The by Ian G. Strachan
New Moon & Sabbath by Nicolette Bethel
No Cross, No Crown by Charles Bowleg
No Seeds in Babylon by Ian G. Strachan
Olemi’s Passage by Earlin Williams
Once Upon a Star by Nicolette Bethel & Tinkle Hanna
Our Boys by Winston V. Saunders & Philip A. Burrows (Music by Cleophas R.E. Adderley Jr.)
Pa and the Preacher by Ian G. Strachan
Powercut by Nicolette Bethel
Prodigal’s Brother, The by Jeanne I. Thompson
Rev by Eric Minns
Roots, Rhyme and Rhythm by Kayla Lockhart-Edwards & Marion Bethel
Rushin’ by Telcine Turner-Rolle
Sammie Swain by E. Clement Bethel
Season Of Our Lives, A by James Catalyn
Settin’ Up, The by James Catalyn
Single Seven by Susan Wallace
Sisters (Radio ) by S. L. Sheppard
Slaps by Dion Simms
Staff Room Gossip by S. L. Sheppard
Still Standing by Michael Pintard
Tale of the Chickcharney by Nicolette Bethel
Them by Winston V. Saunders
Thessalonicus by Patrick Rahming
They’re Rasin’ The Flag Now Mamma by P. Anthony White
Trapped in Marriage by S. L. Sheppard
Vicious Circle by Jeanne I. Thompson
Weddin’ Tale, A by James Catalyn
With A Little Bit of Luck by S. L. Sheppard
Woman From Nassau, The by S. L. Sheppard
Woman Take Two by Telcine Turner-Rolle
Women Talk by Michael Pintard
You Can Lead A Horse To Water by Winston V. Saunders
You Never Go Back by S. L. Sheppard

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