Calling all playwrights! Calling all performers! The Cary Playwrights’ Forum is celebrating the return of live theatre with new competitions and play festivals!
The Glimmer Within by Ken Walsh – A four part audio play about a grief counselor searching for a human connection in a dystopian future
The Malone Family in the Enchanted Forest by Clint Festa – An action-comedy audio series about a Puritan family transported to a magical world
Chrysalis New Works Series
All scheduled performances of this production are currently canceled due to health and safety concerns. We hope to stage this play in the near future.
Dorothy has a dead-end job and a blue collar family. One day she is suddenly struck with inspiration and is compelled to build wonderfully weird assemblages from glass and metal. But she must keep her new passions hidden from her family. With bills to pay and family obligations to tend, can Dorothy afford to call herself an artist? Experience this fully-produced play written by a North Carolinian playwright!
Play Competitions and Festivals
It’s Been One Week – 2nd Annual Monologue Competition (February 2022)
CPF PlaySlam! – the return of our popular 3-minute play competition! (March 2022)
NC Radio Play Festival – 3rd annual 10-minute audio play festival (May 2022)
Oddly-Specific Play Festival – New 10-minute play festival with a mysterious, oddly-specific theme (June 2022)
Monthly Script Meetings
We host a playwrights meeting the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Before submitting your script to a festival or contest, you can review it with fellow writers in a low-key setting. Click Here to Learn More!
We are offering playwrighting classes taught by local playwright Ian Finley.
Beginner Playwrighting Class (4 sessions, March 2022)
Writing Authentic Dialogue (1 session, TBD)
*Next Level Playwrighting Class (4 sessions, August 2022)* – JUST ADDED!
Adaptation for the Stage (1 session, TBD)
Be a part of it!
Are you interested in producing, designing (including sound editing), or directing for us? Click HERE.