South Carolina New Play Festival

The South Carolina New Play Festival will take place over four days, starting on Thursday, August 8, and will feature a wide range of musicals, plays, town halls, an outdoor variety stage, and will culminate in a Cabaret featuring Tony-nominee Phillip Boykin (Hadestown) on August 11.

Last year they commissioned Donnetta Lavinia Grays, and this season will present excerpts from her new play in progress on the life of Greenville native, Josh White.

During the festival, come and enjoy three musicals and a play, an outdoor variety stage, an insider package of industry sessions, and a town hall.

The festival will take place in downtown Greenville, South Carolina at venues including The Gunter Theatre at the Peace Center, Centre Stage, The Warehouse Theatre, Greenville Theatre, South Carolina Children’s Theatre, Falls Park on the Reedy, and Greenville One Center.

All readings are free with reserved seating.

The 2024 festival is supported, in part, by grants from the Community Foundation of Greenville, the Daniel-Mickel Foundation, the South Carolina Endowment for the Humanities, the South Carolina Arts Commission, the Peace Center, and by public funds from the City of Greenville tourism tax fund.

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  • Days Open: 2024 Season: August 8-11
  • Hours of Operation: Varies per performance
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August

09

August 09

Aug. 09

The show tells the story of closeted Math teacher Ricky Alleman and the high school senior who cajoles him into coaching her for the 1996 State Thespian Competition with a...

Peace Center

August

10

Aug 10 2024- Aug 11 2024

August 10

Dates vary between August 10, 2024 - August 11, 2024

SCNPF’s first outdoor variety stage will include internationally renowned performers making their first appearance in Greenville. Clowns, Jugglers, Aerialists, and Acrobats...

Falls Park on the Reedy

August

10

August 10

Aug. 10

Trip Around the Sun is a dark comedy about a couple of Parrotheads in Florida planning the remaining time they have left on Earth. Jake Brasch (he/they) is a queer sober clown...

The Warehouse Theatre

August

10

August 10

Aug. 10

The Dark Lady is an electrifying synth-pop spectacle that uplifts the story of Emilia Bassano: a woman theorized by some to be the true, uncredited author of Shakespeare's...

Greenville Theatre

August

11

August 11

Aug. 11

This once-in-a-lifetime event is a combination of a cabaret-style performance paired with a behind-the-scenes interview with Broadway celebrity and Greenville native, Phillip...

Greenville ONE Center

August

11

August 11

Aug. 11

For the first time ever, South Carolina New Play Festival has added a second performance for the play by Jake Brasch, "A Trip Around the Sun" at the Warehouse Theatre. Trip...

The Warehouse Theatre

August

11

August 11

Aug. 11

Stuntboy follows the middle-schooler, Portico Reeves, whose superpower is making sure his parents and two best friends stay safe from bullies. He lives in the biggest...

South Carolina Children's Theatre