Human Rights New Works Festival
March 15, 2018 to March 18, 2018 in Birmingham , AL
Matinee and Evening Performances
Each year, RMTC will host a two-day festival of powerful work that will inspire, engage, and transform audiences. With panel discussions, dramatic readings of new works, lectures from prominent advocates, and even a workshop-version of a curated piece, RMTC will lead our city in a human rights’ experience unlike any other. From a national call for submissions, our committee will select eight new works to be read at the festival. Audiences vote for their favorite during the weekend, setting the winner on a path to a workshop in 2019 and full production in 2020. The backdrop of today’s hate-filled rhetoric and Birmingham’s fractured past, RMTC is working to spark world-changing conversations – one individual at a time. For through great art, we explore issues and emotions too difficult for mere words. And, this exploration opens us to consider the life of another – our fellow man.