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On our Digital Platform we provide Worldwide exposure,
which can in turn provide you with opportunities for theatres to book
or produce your play or act (Band, Singers, Dancers or Spoken Word
Artists) at their theatre.
If Founder and Artistic Director, Van Dirk Fisher, is
acquired to direct your play he has access to some of the best talent
in the country, who have appeared on Broadway, major feature films,
Primetime shows, Netflix, Amazon, etc.
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are Open for the JOCUNDA MUSIC FESTIVAL, which will be at a theatre in NJ
in July and livestreamed on Zoom. We are looking for Bands, Singers,
Hip Hop Dancers, Spoken Word Artists and Comedians. You can also
submit a play for our PLAY READING SERIES. For submissions details Click Here.
about what you think. What do you need? What are you looking for from
a theatre company or festival? What's important to you? Pleasetake 5 minutes to fill out our
is to put the SPOTLIGHTon the Artist and Playwright. We provide a nurturing
environment to develop new plays and outstanding artists, while
providing opportunities for them to network with Industry
professionals. Visit our website to see the TESTIMONIALS from artists who have worked with
the Riant Theatre, the JOCUNDA FESTIVAL and Van Dirk Fisher. Click Here.
FESTIVAL Virtual Play Reading Presents
GOD'S TRAIN TO AUSCHWITZ by
PENELOPE by Chalmer Hardenbergh directed by Van
WHEN: Sunday, May 16, 2021, at 8PM ET and 5PM PT WHERE: Zoom
TICKETS: $25.00 to benefit
the Riant Theatre.
To obtain tickets in advance, click HERE. After registering, you will receive a
confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
The reading will be followed by a TALK BACK with the artists
moderated by Van Dirk Fisher, Founder and Artistic Director of
the Riant Theatre and producer of the JOCUNDA FESTIVAL.
What if you
were on a train bound for the Auschwitz death camp and you were the
only one in a boxcar crammed with desperate sous who knew your fate?
You know you must survive the arduous journey just to have a chance
at surviving the rigors of the work camp. But is it enough just to
ensure your body survives?
Conversations with Creative Minds - Episode 1 - The Playwrights,
Directors & Actors in Group A of the LGBTQ Short Play Festival - Click
with Creative Minds - Episode 2 - The Playwrights, Directors & Actors
in Group B of the LGBTQ Short Play Festival - Click
with Creative Minds - Episode 3 - The Playwrights, Directors & Actors
in Group C of the LGBTQ Short Play Festival - Click
Must Go ON!
is a celebration of everything we LOVE about Music, Film &
Theatre. Even during these times when we can’t gather in large groups
in a theatre we plan on sharing our events VIRTUALLY on Zoom in the
meantime. Here's an opportunity for you to join JOCUNDA Con Virtually
FILM FESTIVAL will run from Friday, May 21st, through Thursday, May
27th, on Zoom. Therefore, you can view it Worldwide from the comfort of
We can’t do
it without your support. You can unlock exclusive content, collectible
merch, and other special perks at our additional levels of support.
Our FREE Mainstage Livestream Events will be available to those who
sign up for JOCUNDA Con Click Here. .We will also make them available
on our social media accounts on Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo.
will be sent out by as artists are accepted into the festival.
donations will help us to continue to provide opportunities for
artists to work on their craft, be seen by industry professionals,
network and collaborate on other projects. The Riant Theatre
(formerly known as the Black Experimental Theatre) is a nonprofit
501(3)(c) organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full
extent allowable by law.