The Third Annual Central PA Theatre and Dance Fest is proud to announce the winners of its 2020 Playwriting Competition.

The judges selected the 5 best short works, and 3 best one-act submissions and awarded three Honorable Mentions from among 34 One-Act entries and 91 Short Play entries. Tempest Productions celebrates new work throughout the year during our mainstage productions and this playwriting competition grew out of our mission of supporting new work.

Winning works in the One-Act Category were:

Nate Briggs for Boz Takes a Walk
Bethany Dickens for Adam’s Ridge
Chuck Smith for Before, During, and After

Winning works in the Short Play Category were:

Jeff Dunne for Cassie’s Curse
Craig Gustafson for Think It Through
Marsha Roberts for Unplugged
Karla Sorenson for Barbershop Duet
Stephen Stewart for Seven Seconds Plus 45 Percent

Honorable Mentions in the Short Play Category were awarded to:

Fay Ellen Graetz for The Petition

Rich Rubin for Brave Blood

Kirt Shineman for 42 Seconds