How to Propose

Fill out the form at the bottom of the page and request for a proposal packet.

Who Proposes?

Any student at the College of Charleston can propose a show to Center Stage.

When are Proposals?

The board begins the proposal process at the end of each semester (November for the fall, and April for the spring). An email will be sent out around the time for submission.

The Process

  • Select or write a play

  • Request the packet

  • Build a team

  • Check everything off the list in the packet

  • Submit the proposal packet to

  • Interview with the board

  • Wait patiently...

We cannot accept every proposal. Only 2* shows will be selected per semester. To those who do not get chosen to direct: do not be discouraged! You can always propose next semester. Our new seasons are announced at the end of the fall semester and during Divas Proper (at the end of the spring semester). If you are not selected to direct a production, then ask about directing a staged-reading of the play. Center Stage would love to host a staged-reading for student playwrights.

This Season

Our next season is focusing on plays written by or for women! We are excited to represent under appreciated groups and look forward to bringing their stories to life. Below are some examples of plays about women:

Fefu and Her Friends by Maria Irene Fornes

Queen by Madhuri Shekar

Well Intentioned White People by Rachel Lynett

Machinal by Sophie Treadwell

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche by Andrew Hobgood and Evan Linder

Request for a Proposal Packet