10 Minute Play Festival

The Ten Minute Play Festival Directing (NPP) is a regional award program designed to support the work of student playwrights and directors. Directors of all experience levels are encouraged to apply, as long as they have completed at least one 3-hour course in directing.  Up to six student directors are chosen for this project on the basis of experience and faculty recommendations. These student directors will hold auditions at the festival and work with the student playwright and actors to produce a staged reading, informed in presentation format by Actors’ Equity Association guidelines, of the new script. Not only is this a wonderful opportunity to work with student actors and playwrights from other schools, but it can also be a great springboard to the SDC Fellowship Program. 

To be eligible a student must:

  • Attend a school which has entered at least one production in the regional festival at either the associate or participating level;
  • Be a bona fide student at the time of the regional festival;
  • Have a letter of support from a faculty member at their school;
  • Have had Directing 1 or it’s equivalent at your home school;
  • Submit a completed registration packet by the deadline.

To apply, please submit the following to Dewey Scott-Wiley  – deweyw@usca.edu:

  • A letter of interest– why you are interested, how the experience will assist your growth as a director, and your current experience as a director.
  • A Directing Resume
  • A letter of support from a faculty member that also confirms your current enrollment in a participating college or University.
  • Materials should be turned in no later than December 15th