Cary Playwrights' Forum

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Cary Playwrights Forum


Meetings on playwriting topics are held 7-9 p.m., the third Wednesday of each month on Zoom. Come give and receive feedback on your scripts-in-progress in a supportive environment. Actors are also encouraged to attend! 

Join meetings here.
Password: Lit_Lovers

If you have questions, or you are interested in having your play read out loud for feedback, please e-mail a ten minute excerpt of your script to


October/November 2020: "NC Radio Play Festival–Halloween!" 

The inaugural “NC Radio Play Festival – Halloween!“ is a collaborative prerecorded (not live) audio play festival produced by the Cary Playwrights’ Forum and the Greensboro Playwrights’ Forum. The plays will be fully-produced using local voice talent and sound effects and released on the CPF Radio Hour podcast site. The radio plays will be released in phases: Oct. 10, Oct. 17, Oct. 24, and Oct. 31--each play will be available to listen to after its release date and all plays will be available before the very scary date of Nov. 3. The theme for this year’s festival is Halloween; every script has elements of fantasy, horror, or the supernatural.
For more, "NC Radio Play Festival – Halloween!"

April 2020: "Chrysalis 2.0"
Project Chrysalis is an initiative to develop a new full-length play (at least 60 minutes); the project begins with a staged reading and ends in a full production. From the submitted plays, a small group of finalists were showcased in a night of staged readings. Audiences then voted for the play they want to see produced in a future CPF stage production. For more: "Chrysalis 2.0"

Watch the following staged readings now:
2020 Winner: "Coming Back for Me" by Amy da Luz 
"Reunion" by Lynn Hall
"Seven Bridges Road" by Marilynn Barner Anselmi
"The Shackles of Liberty" by Wim Coleman

May 2020: "A Fifth of PlaySlam!" | Watch Now
Announcement of PlaySlam 2020 Winner, Mike Brannon
"A Fifth of PlaySlam!" includes 18, three-minute plays directed by the playwrights.  This collection of plays is a high-energy, hot mess, with loads of crazy fun and organized chaos.
For more: "A Fifth of PlaySlam!"

May 2020: "Bar Plays 5.3" | Watch now
Bar Plays 5.3 includes the final staged readings of six plays from the "Bar Plays 5.0" script selection process. Grab a drink from your fridge, and watch a variety of plays unfold right before your eyes! Some will be over before you finish your drink; others will have you going for another round. All are guaranteed to leave you buzzed.
For more: "Bar Plays 5.3"