Leslie Kimbell (second from right) received $500 to advance her script,

The comedy “Four Old Broads” by Leslie Kimbell is the winner of Centre Stage’s 2016 New Play Festival. As winner of the New Play Festival, Kimbell received $500 to advance her script, and her work will be considered for the upcoming 2017-2018 season.

The 14th Annual New Play Festival was sponsored by the Metropolitan Arts Council. MAC’s continued involvement and funding allows Centre Stage to bring three never-before seen plays to Greenville each year in order to advance the art of dramatic creative writing. Audience Talkbacks and one-on-one sessions between the authors and an established playwright-in-residence help the artists hone their crafts and provide an unparalleled opportunity for budding playwrights to receive mentorship from a successful playwright.

“Centre Stage’s New Play Festival is a highlight in our season and could not happen without the continued and generous funding of the Metropolitan Arts Council. Their operational support is vital to our mission at Centre Stage, and they are a valued partner in all programming that we produce,” says Glenda ManWaring, Centre Stage artistic and executive director.

Information for the 15th Annual New Play Festival (2017) will be posted by Nov. 15 and submissions will be accepted beginning Dec. 1.

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