Friends with the Write Stuff Playwriting Festival

July 26 – July 28 at the Theatre Tallahassee Studio

Tallahassee – Join us for a sneak peek at new works by local playwrights. The entire weekend of July 26-28 will be dedicated to staged readings of original plays by members of Friends with the Write Stuff. An added feature will be the Play Jam on Saturday afternoon with six local playwrights reading 10-minute selections of their latest works.

• Friday, July 26 at 7:30 pm – Bert A. Mitchell presents “Mike and Tess”

• Saturday, July 27 from 1-4 pm -“Play Jam” Fest featuring Danielle Wirsansky, Liam Wirsansky, Byron Spires, Paul Donnelly, Mattie Ward, and Rhonda Marteen Blackwell-Flanagan

• Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 pm – Michelle R. Nickens presents “Vices”

• Sunday, July 28 at 2 pm – Bev DeMello presents “Tomorrow’s Dawn”

Tickets are $10 per event or $20 pass for the entire weekend. To purchase tickets, visit

All proceeds benefit Theatre Tallahassee.

Friends with the Write Stuff is a dynamic collective of writers who gather regularly to foster creativity and support each other’s craft. The group’s original members – Beth Blair, Bev DeMello, Michelle R. Nickens, and Bert A. Mitchell – were inspired to begin taking their pieces to the next level through staged readings following a 2022 playwrights Q&A session hosted by Theatre Tallahassee. The following year, their first staged reading event was held at the Monticello Opera House.

Friends with the Write Stuff provides a nurturing environment for playwrights at various stages of their careers, from budding talents to seasoned professionals. During their meetings, members share drafts of their latest works, offer constructive feedback, and brainstorm ideas. They also organize staged readings, helping members refine their work and gain exposure. United by a common love for the theatre, Friends with the Write Stuff is dedicated to promoting creativity and excellence in playwriting.

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