Submission Deadline: Playwright's Festival 2017

Deadline is March 17 for submissions - CALL FOR PLAYWRIGHTS


CALLING ALL PLAYWRIGHTS!  If you have a passion for writing plays, this is your chance to have your original play presented on a professional community theater stage!  Pistarckle Theater is reaching out to all Virgin Islands resident playwrights to submit a new play that HAS NOT been previously produced or staged.  There are TWO CATEGORIES for submitting your play:   (1) Adults 16 and up; and (2) Children 15 and under.  Playwrights may submit one act to full length plays.  Past participants are welcome.  Your original play must be submitted by Friday, March 17, 2017.  Selected submissions will be presented during the 2017 New Playwright Festival at Pistarckle Theater on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Please mail or hand deliver TWO PRINTED COPIES with your full name, email address, and contact phone number to:

Pistarckle Theater
4126 Anna’s Retreat
Tillett Gardens
St. Thomas, VI 00802

The 2017 New Playwrights Festival is sponsored by Prior Family Fund, Vento Charitable Trust, and Virgin Islands Council on the Arts.  For further information, please call Pistarckle Theater at (340) 775-7877 or visit

Early in the year (January), Pistarckle Theater publicizes that we are seeking original, never-produced plays by people who have lived or are living in the Virgin Islands. The New Playwrights Festival has two entry categories: the Adult category for persons who are ages 16 and up; and the Children category for ages 15 and under.


The Vento Shakespeare Festival includes a one-week workshop for local area schools. The Festival is a teaching tool that teachers use to introduce Shakespeare to students in a fun and creative way. The Festival then culminates with a showcase at the Nisky Moravian Church where participating schools showcase their best ten minutes of a Shakespearean work in A Celebration of the Bard.

Does your school want Shakespeare?

Click on the link below to be part of this year's fest!

Musical Theater Summer Camp

Every year, the Pistarckle Theater Musical Theater Summer Camp gives our local students an opportunity to interact with guest artists, as well as students from various schools, racial/ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic levels. Students study with a talented director and intern assistants, learning to sing, dance, and act in various roles during several musical theater performances for other summer camps, friends and family, and the larger theater community at Pistarckle Theater during the last week of the summer camp.

The 2017 play selected is Disney's The Lion King JR. For more details, click here