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New Play Festival

For the last decade and a half, Centre Stage has counted it a privilege to celebrate works from far and wide as part of our New Play Festival. It has always been the goal of the festival to promote nationwide new work development and encourage a broad range of regional perspectives to participate. Now, for the second year in a row, they turn their attention to local playwrights, honoring artists from right here at home! 

On April 24th, Centre Stage’s 18th New Play Festival will consist of readings of the three finalist scripts starting at 12pm. Light refreshments will be served in between readings along with talkbacks regarding each script. At the close of the festival on Saturday night, a winner will be announced. The winning author will receive a cash prize and the opportunity to be produced as part of our 2022-2023 season. Audience members present will help choose the winner! 

As always, this event is free and open to the public. This year, the festival will be held outdoors and socially-distanced on the Centre Stage patio following proper safety protocols as recommended by the CDC and local authorities. The New Play Festival is made possible by the generosity of Beverly K. Whitten.