We attended Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre’s ScriptFEST November 5-7, where Not Without Our Women was read. SART actors and Mars Hill College Theatre Arts students read four top finalists’ original scripts from 75+ submissions, with the playwrights attending to talk about their work. Since its opening season in 1975, SART has produced 58 new plays, many supported by a New Works grant from the North Carolina Arts Council.
We enjoyed meeting the other contestants and received a very warm welcome. The reading also gave us a number of things to think about in terms of rewrites.