Playwrights Fest.

Information about Charleston, SC theatre company What If? Productions' Playwrights Festival.

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

After a packed weekend of events including a wildly enthusiastic weekend of audiences for the the world premiere of Theroun Patterson's The Cannibals, a post-show talkback, our staged readings of this year's three finalists and our 24 Hour Playhouse with our friends at 5th Wall Productions we are happy to announce the winner of our 2016 Playwrights Festival Best New Work...

Julie Zaffarano's hilariously clever and sexy romantic comedy The PlayMakers 
which will makes its world premiere next summer at our 2017 festival. 

The play was a huge hit with our staged reading audience who voted it as their favorite of the festival as was with our final jury who agreed with our enthusiastic audience.

Congrats to our other two finalists Jim Colgan and Mark Scharf for offering their wonderful works for consideration and to Theroun Patterson for seeing the first production of his winning play! 

Thank you to all the talented and generous volunteers who offered their time to read, direct and perform our plays and our jury who worked hard to narrow down the near 100 entries.

WIP Playwrights Festival Best New Work winners:
The Practice Child by Tyler Stuart - 2012
Accepting Applications for a Muse by Bryan Jones - 2013
How To Field Dress an Android by Irene Pynn - 2014
The Cannibals by Theroun Patterson - 2015
The PlayMakers by Julie Zaffarano - 2016

Looking forward to next year already!