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Central PA Theatre & Dance Festival Playwriting Contest

March 13


Central PA Theatre & Dance Festival Announces Playwriting Contest

The Central PA Theatre and Dance Festival, presented by Tempest Productions, will sponsor a playwriting competition as part of the Festival’s third year. Writers of all ages and experience levels are invited to submit their previously unproduced, original works for consideration. The winning entries will receive certificates and be performed as readings during the Festival, June 11 – 14, 2020.

The event includes categories for both One Acts and Short Plays.

One-Act Category entries should have a performance time of no less than 30 minutes and no more than 45 minutes. Short Play Category entries should have a performance time of no less than 5, and no more than 10 minutes. Plays must be submitted by March 13, 2020.

Complete submission requirements, including formatting, are available online at

The Central PA Theatre & Dance Festival is a new festival organized by Tempest Productions. Held June 11 – 14, 2020 at various locations throughout downtown State College, the event will feature over 20 companies performing and producing, as well as master classes,workshops, readings, a cosplay competition and more. The event is made possible in part by funding from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and a marketing grant from the Center County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

Contact Information

Up-to-date information on the festival, participating companies, sponsors and schedule is available at

Category: Contest
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