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Our mission is to produce diverse theatre, support local artists, and provide dynamic outreach opportunities. 

  • Submissions are open to any South Carolina affiliated playwright or playwright’s representative
  • Multiple entries per playwright/playwright’s representative is permitted.
  • Playwrights must submit a cover letter along with their script that includes a brief summary of the play, a description of the playwright's connection to South Carolina, and a suggestion of the unique perspective or experience provided by the playwright's body of work.
  • Playwrights must also pay a $15 processing fee per script to enter the competition. This processing fee goes directly towards funding the festival. 
  • NO entries may be previously published.
  • Likewise, NO entries may have previous fully realized performances through the dates of the Centre Stage New Play Festival 2020 (previous readings and workshops are acceptable). 
  • Entries may have NO more than seven (7) actors required. 
  • All entries must be no more than 120 pages, but one-act, full length, and 10 minute plays are welcome. 
  • Scripts must be in the Traditional or Modern format for plays as defined by the Dramatists Guild. 
  • While screenplays will NOT be accepted, musicals and plays with music may be submitted in this year's contest. 
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