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AN OVERVIEW of SART's ScriptFEST
ScriptFEST, SART’s annual playwrights’ competition, typically receives 150-200 scripts each year. SART volunteers read each submitted script, and those recommended for further review are read again by a committee of theatre professionals. Once all scripts have been reviewed, SART invites up to six playwrights to the annual conference to hear their plays read by professional actors and theatre arts students. Playwrights join the directors, actors, and audiences in discussions and critiques following each reading. One script may be considered by SART to be included and fully produced in an upcoming summer season.
SART’s Annual Playwrights’ Conference is free and open to the public; all are welcome to attend. Playwrights invited to participate in the Conference receive room and board while attending. If a play is chosen for production by SART, it will be scheduled for a one to three week run in the historic Owen Theatre on the campus of Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, North Carolina during June, July or August of one of the subsequent years. The author will receive a $1,000 honorarium plus room and board.
Since its opening season in 1975, SART has produced over fifty new plays, many supported by a New Works grant from the North Carolina Arts Council.
SART recognizes that developing new scripts is neither an easy nor a short process. The testing and development of new material at the Conference allows the playwrights to refine and build the work toward possible production. SART’s commitment to developing and producing new plays has distinguished the company from other regional summer theatres and earned a Professional Division Award from the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC).
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SART presents the mainstage summer season of productions each year in the historic Owen Theatre on the campus of Mars Hill College, Mars Hill NC.
SART is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council