Off Page Holding Play Festival In Rutledge — A short-play festival will be held, Nov. 12, at Rutledge Community Center sponsored by Off Page, a creative artist group started during the Pandemic.
“We’ve read hundreds of scripts over the last few years. Our Facebook page Philadelphia Screenwriters had 40 members before everything shut down. Now we are well over 500 strong with the majority of members from Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery counties,” said Brigette ReDavid, who founded Off Page in the summer of 2020.
Ms. ReDavid is the former managing editor of the NEWS of Delaware County whose work appeared in the Main Line Times, University City Review, and the Philadelphia Inquirer where she was a Lifestyle and entertainment columnist. She lives in Glen Mills and travels between Philadelphia, New York and LA to work as a writer and filmmaker.
The group’s goal is to become a non profit to continue supporting area writers and artists in their work, she said.
Off Page is accepting admissions through Sept. 23 for the festival.
“In May, I was the producer and AD on a short film by John Giordano and Dennis Jeantet and we filmed one of the days at the Rutledge Community Center,” she says. “Upstairs the borough has built the most beautiful stage and I thought this is the perfect place for our first Off Page event.”
Details can be found on the Philadelphia Screenwriters or Off Page FACEBOOK pages, or by emailing OffPage2021@gmail.com.
“We’ve been getting some really good submissions in from Villanova students, Broomall residents and more. There’s a lot of talent here,” she says