PlayFest 2017 Announced

Kristen Kos April 6, 2017Theater

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Steven Cardinal has been in the Charleston theatre scene since 2011, shortly after he moved here from Boston. He writes for and produces the Aural Traditions audio drama podcast as well as producing his own short films. By day, he’s an Information Security professional at MUSC. He’s very grateful to South of Broadway for bringing his work to the stage.

C.J. Ehrlich’s award-winning plays have been performed in many states, notably of undress and panic, around the US and on five continents. She’s thrilled to see W4H make its debut in South Carolina. Published in several “Best Ten-Minute Plays” anthologies, and a proud member of the Dramatists Guild, C.J. lists among her greatest achievements teaching her sons the fine art of the spit take. Please visit at

Cathy Evans is a professional counselor living in North Carolina who intends to maintain close connections with the wonderful people at South of Broadway. Excited to be participating once again in this great Charleston tradition.

Bob O’Brien is a retired salesman, a lover of the Arts available in Charleston with a life-long fascination with words. Twenty plus years in the Lowcountry enjoying all it has to offer. Who knew a Bronx born guy, raised in NJ, could be this lucky.

Nakia Oglesby is a SC native recently returned from the West Coast where he has been involved in teaching and writing for theatre since 2004. The 2007 winner of the Lorraine Hansberey Award, he is excited to end a hiatus from theatre and add Charleston to his list of production cities that includes LA, Las Vegas, Sacramento, Chicago, and New York and is looking forward to many more to come.

Jason Olson –  This is his fourth Playfest appearance since moving to Charleston in 2012. He is the Literary Manager and co-founder of 5th Wall Productions in West Ashley, where his full length play, RIOT ACT, will premiere on May 12th. He also coordinates the Young Playwrights’ Workshop at Threshold Repertory Theater.  

Stanley Toledo’s full-length plays have been produced by the Morgan Opera House in Aurora, New York, and the Las Vegas Little Theatre in Las Vegas.  His play The Typewriter was recently presented as a reading at the Athena Theatre in New York City.  Stan’s short plays are presented in theatres across the country.  Two were produced in February:  Dance Recital at the Alpha NYC Theater Company’s winter theater festival, SKIRTZ, in New York City and Yellow Submarine at The Fine Arts Association’s 21st Annual One Act Festival in Ohio.


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