Thank you to our sponsors: 

Charles & Celeste Patrick, Jerry Evans & Stephen Bajjilay, Wayne & Brenda Barnette, Alex Deuel
David & Marjorie Porter, Chris & Leigh Handal, Edna & Al Roberds

Each year as we present the world premiere of the winner of Best New Work from the previous year's festival, we offer a few special events celebrating the art of playwriting, including partial staged readings of this year's finalists. Check out all the event info below and come join us July 1 and 2 as we celebrate our 2016 Playwrights Festival!

Play Fest 2016 Events

The Cannibals by Theroun Patterson
world premiere production

July 1, 2, 7, 8 & 9 at 7:30pm and July 3 at 6:00pm
84 1/2 Society Street
Tickets: $20 Adults, $15 students (senior/military $18)
online at or 843.737.6059
*Talk back with cast, director and writer Theroun Patterson opening night July 1

2016 Staged Readings
Saturday July 2, 3:00 - 4:30pm
84 1/2 Society St.
Free with suggested donation

*Each staged reading will be directed by a local Charleston artistOur finalist plays for 2016:

he PlayMakers by Julie Zaffarano (reading directed by Blair Cadden)
The Quickening by Mark Scarf (reading directed by Fadi Magdi)
Making It Home by Jim Colgan (reading directed by Darryl LaPlante)

24 Hour Playhouse
Saturday July 2, 6:45 - 7:15pm
Presented by 5th Wall Productions
Free to attend, tickets also available for the Saturday showing of The Cannibals

Join us as we celebrate the art of playwriting and the world premiere of The Cannibals!