Helping Playwrights Improve Their Craft Since 1985


Whether you’re a new or experienced playwright, actor or director, the Playwrights Workshop of Brevard invites you to join our community… 

Become a member to be notified of meetings, workshops, submission deadlines, and productions… (it’s free!)

Our meetings are a combination of workshop, play reading, reviews, & discussion of upcoming opportunities. If you’re looking for inspiration, editorial review, constructive criticism or simply a community of those who understand the joy & pain of being a playwright… join us! By sharing your information with us here, we’ll be able to share the details of upcoming workshops and opportunities. (It’s free and we will never send you spam!)

What We're All About

Our mission is helping new and experienced local playwrights improve their craft through feedback from Workshop members via a review committee and at play readings and from audience at performances, while enriching the community through premiering original one-act plays.

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Bencich Awards

The Bencich Playwriting Award recognizes the best new script produced by Playwrights Workshop each year.

The award is named in honor of John D. Bencich, who taught English and speech at Brevard Community College until his death in 1986.

His stories and articles were published in national magazines and journals. His only play, “Max and Charlotte”, was produced by The Playwrights Workshop in June 1986.

At that time, the Workshop established this award to uphold and reward high standards in dramatic writing. 

In a typical year, Playwrights Workshop of Brevard will have 3 productions of one-act plays. The audience of each production will vote on the best. At the end of the year, the winners of the 3 productions will have a “playoff” for the Bencich Award.

Click the button to check out the Bencich Award winners since the first award in 1987.

Past Productions


Production: Ideas That Make You Think

Performing Arts Center of Viera
14-16 February 2020

Birmingham Ground Zero
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