Wednesday, May 19, 2021

EXCITING NEWS FROM THE JOCUNDA MUSIC, FILM & THEATRE FESTIVAL


 

 

Why should you be a part of the JOCUNDA FESTIVAL?

  • 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.
  • We provide social media exposure, publicity, marketing and branding.

Submissions 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.

 

 

We care about what you think. What do you need? What are you looking for from a theatre company or festival? What's important to you? Please take 5 minutes to fill out our survey. Click Here.

Our mission is to put the SPOTLIGHT on 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.

 

 

The JOCUNDA FESTIVAL Virtual Play Reading Presents 

GOD'S TRAIN TO AUSCHWITZ
by Marc Littman 

PENELOPE
by Chalmer Hardenbergh
directed by Van Dirk Fisher

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.

GOD’S TRAIN TO AUSCHWITZ

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?

 


 

 


 


 

 

 

FREE VIDEO VIEWING:

Conversations with Creative Minds - Episode 1 - The Playwrights, Directors & Actors in Group A of the LGBTQ Short Play Festival - Click Here.

Conversations with Creative Minds - Episode 2 - The Playwrights, Directors & Actors in Group B of the LGBTQ Short Play Festival - Click Here.

Conversations with Creative Minds - Episode 3 - The Playwrights, Directors & Actors in Group C of the LGBTQ Short Play Festival - Click Here.

 

 

The Show Must Go ON!

JOCUNDA.Con 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 for FREE!

THE JOCUNDA FILM FESTIVAL will run from Friday, May 21st, through Thursday, May 27th, on Zoom. Therefore, you can view it Worldwide from the comfort of your home!

Digital Pass Perks!

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.

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Submit your Play to the Strawberry One-Act Festival.

Seeking plays with a running time of 15-30 minutes.

Submit your Play to the Strawberry Theatre Festival.

Seeking plays with a running time of 40-90 minutes.

Late Submissions click here to submit.

Notifications will be sent sent out as plays are accepted into the festival.

The Festival will be in September - October of 2021.

 

 

The JOCUNDA MUSIC, FILM & THEATRE FESTIVAL will be in 2021 at ARTEL Hotel in Brooklyn, NY in September and October of 2021.

We are seeking: Feature Films, Short Films, Music Videos, Animation, Web Series and Documentaries.

Comedians, Spoken Word Artists, Fashion Designers, Writers, Singers, Bands and Hip-Hop Artists can also submit to be in the JOCUNDA FESTIVAL.

Late Submissions click here to submit.

Notifications will be sent out by as artists are accepted into the festival.

 

Van Dirk Fisher, Founder & Artistic Director of the Riant Theatre and the JOCUNDA FESTIVAL

 

 

THE BENEFITS OF GIVING:

 Your 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.

 

 

 

 

The JOCUNDA MUSIC, FILM & THEATRE FESTIVAL'S MISSION:

 

To provide a nurturing environment to showcase artists and provide

opportunities to network and collaborate on new projects.

 

About JOCUNDA FESTIVAL

 

 

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