A String Between man & the world wins best new work at 2017 Playwrights festival

 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