The Cary Playwrights’ Forum’s mission is to help playwrights and aspiring playwrights of Cary and surrounding areas in North Carolina to develop as dramatic writers through:
- educational workshops
- regular feedback sessions with other playwrights, actors, and directors
- the opportunity to collaborate with allied artists in periodic staged readings or productions of their original work.
Our vision is to create an environment where aspiring playwrights can work towards their fullest potential in creating plays that are of value to the world.
Founded in 2007 by Linda Depo, Lydia Sbityakov, and Laurel Wetzork, the forum was sponsored by Cary Players from 2007 until 2011 when it became a North Carolina independent non-profit corporation. In 2013, Cary Playwrights’ Forum became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (click here to see our bylaws and our policies on Nondiscrimination, Conflict of Interest, and Accessibility).
We offer regular feedback sessions with other playwrights, actors, and directors; the opportunity to collaborate with allied artists in staged readings or productions of their original work; and educational workshops. Our playwrights meetings are held every third Wednesday night from 7 – 9 pm in the second floor conference room at the Cary Arts Center, and are open to all.
Our organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Here is the BOD application, and the commitment form all board members must sign. To learn more about our board or to contact them, click here: Contact Us
To kept updated on auditions, play submissions and upcoming shows, signup for our newsletter!
Supported in part by:
- Town of Cary ‘Lazy Daze’ and other grants, and ‘resident company’ status.
- United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, with funds from the United Arts campaign as well as the N. C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.