Deadline: February 15, 2025
Accepts Submissions of: Plays /
Does NOT Accept Submissions of: Musicals /



In 2006 an anonymous donor created the Todd McNerney Playwriting Award to honor faculty member and former Chair Todd McNerney and to recognize the excellence of College of Charleston student playwrights. The initial award was created to be awarded to a student written 10-minute play and continues to this day. In 2009, the same generous donor provided additional resources to create a second award that focuses on full-length plays that is open to playwrights from across the nation. The donor and the award support the development of new plays and raise awareness of the College and its Theatre and Dance Department’s commitment to new work.

Comments from NMI Staff:

Submissions by hard copy to:

                      Todd McNerney National Playwriting Contest
College of Charleston
                      Department of Theatre and Dance
                      66 George Street
                      Charleston, SC  29424
No official update for 2024-2025 so used the date for 2023-2024 to inform for 2025.

CONTACT NAME: Marie Oleksiak
CONTACT PHONE: 843.953.6306
        College of Charleston (CofC) Todd McNerney National Playwriting Contest
        Marie Oleksiak
        66 George St
        Charleston, SC 29424
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