An Archive.


To select, curate and archive work from multidisciplinary theater artists of color who are responding to our current moment in history, and to build relationships  between artists of color and producers of live theater in their city, state and/or region.  


Phase 1  Call for entries to the Breath Project Archive, and a 2020 presentation of selected works in a virtual festival.  

100% of any funds raised in connection with the 2020 virtual festival will be given directly to the curating and presenting artists. 

Phase 2  Selected works produced for live audiences, in association with Partner Theaters across the country (as social safety guidelines allow)

Phase 3  The Breath Project is utilized as a tool for activism and education, as an ongoing and living archive of this time in history.


The Breath Project 




Written & Performed by

Gamal ABDEL Chasten


Directed by

marieke gaboury

Notice to Viewers:  This performance is intended to be viewed by mature audiences, and contains language that some viewers will find upsetting.



  • Submissions must be a recording of a live performance of original work, and must be 8 minutes and 46 seconds in length;

  • Submissions will be accepted from artists of color who reside in the United States (work submitted by artists under the age of 18 will be considered in a youth category);

  • Submissions must include a link to your video submission, artist bio and photo.

  • The deadline for consideration for the 2020 Virtual Festival HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 14, 2020, 5:00 PST.  At this time, there is no deadline for submissions to the archive (if you have work that would like to submit after September 14, we would still love to include it as part of the archive, and in subsequent promotions of the work in the archive).

  • We strongly recommend that you read the Frequently Asked Questions, and check the list of Partner Theaters to see which theaters are able to offer space and other resources.