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Brown Sugar Bake-Off: BODY
Virtual Festival: Nov 5-7, 2021

BSBO Show Program

Inspired by Paula Vogel’s Bake-Offs, the Two Strikes Theatre Brown Sugar Bake-Off is a celebration of Black women creatives and the stories they have to tell. In our second year, the Brown Sugar Bake-Off will focus on a new theme: BODY.  Misogynoir, colorism, objectification, and body-shaming are a part of the Black woman’s experience. This year’s focus is on what it means to take ownership after an undeniable history of the policing of Black and Brown bodies. 


The Recipe:

  • Playwrights must identify as Black women or non-binary

  • Submissions can be in any form but cannot exceed 10 pages (10 minutes or less).

  • Submission must have 5 characters or less

  • The piece must feature a Black woman/non-binary protagonist

  • Include the following ingredients: a mirror, shapewear, a fitting room, a peach /“peach emoji”, BMI (Body Mass Index), Colorism and Brown Sugar

Congratulations to the selected
Playwrights and plays!

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Official BSBO
Ingredients video

The Brown Sugar Baes

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This project is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (

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