From over 225 submissions to their 6th annual Playwrights Festival and competition What If? Productions, with the help of the staged-reading voting audience this weekend, selected Paige Zubel’s one-man show A String Between Man & the World as the winner of Best New Work of the festival.
Zubel’s electrifying and surreal play about a man appealing for his release from a mental facility, complete with wild conspiracy theories possible time-travel, was selected from a competitive final field of three intriguing and well-written plays that were narrowed down by the What If? jury of local Charleston artists. As the winning playwright Zubel, a Philadelphia-based artist, will have the opportunity to see her new work receive its world premiere at the theatre’s 2018 festival, set to be moved to September of next year.
Pictured: Paige Zubel