Playwriting Festival

The Central PA Theatre and Dance Fest is proud to announce the winners of its 4th Annual Playwriting Competition. The selected plays will be given readings on Saturday, June 12, 2021 as follows:

11am     Short Shorts (in alpha order) April is No Fool, Broken Bluebird, Moth & Butterfly: A Love Story, Spare, The Farewell Burn, The Sign

2pm     A Lovely Day for a Boating Trip

4pm    Big Top Love

6pm    Serving the Story

Please join us live on YouTube and Facebook on June 12!

The judges selected the 6 best short works, and 3 best one-act submissions from among 41 One-Act entries and 105 Short Play entries. Tempest Productions supports new work through mainstage productions, staged reading programs, and the Central PA Playwriting Competition.

Winning works in the One-Act Category are:

Lindsey Brown for A Lovely Day for a Boating Trip
Nicole DeSalle for Big Top Love
Scott Gibson for Serving the Story

Winning works in the Short Play Category are:

Kara Davidson for The Farewell Burn
Nicole DeSalle for Broken Bluebird and Moth and Butterfly: A Love Story
James Holder for Spare
Eric Thomas for April is No Fool
Julie Zaffarano for The Sign

Meet the playwrights!

Submissions for the 2022 Festival can be made up through March 15, 2022.

One Act Submissions                                         Short Short Submissions

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