playwrights castSince 1996, NSTV’s Playwrights Project has been producing and cablecasting original one – act plays including a behind the scenes documentary.  The productions  are the competition winners of the annual Playwrights contest.  This project was created by the late Norman Hall, former NSTV Board member and professional TV and stage director.   Robert M. Schaufeld, NSTV Board President dedicated the studio control room to Norman’s memory, and renamed the competition; “The Norman Hall Memorial Playwrights Festival” in 2017.

This project is supported in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by The Huntington Arts Council.


2019 winner is – “Echos of a Lost Son” by Chima Chikazunga.   Congratulations to Chima on this winning entry!

2018 winner was – “(Five-North) 5N” by Chris Cuff.  Congratulations to Chris on her winning submission from everyone at NSTV – Long Island!

 The Playwrights Project airs every Wednesday at 5pm and Thursday at 9:30pm on Channel 20, (Optimum) and Channel 37, (Verizon)