Ten Minute Play Festival

The Region IV Ten-Minute Play Festival features staged readings of the six plays selected as the competition finalists.  These staged readings will be auditioned, cast, rehearsed, developed, and performed… all at the festival!  A production team of director, playwright, and stage manager … all from different schools… conducts auditions at the festival and completes a brief but significant rehearsal process, culminating in the staged reading.  This collaborative production opportunity focuses on the process of bringing the new work from the “page to the stage.”

Submission Guidelines:

  • Complete and submit Ten Minute Play Cover Sheet (Submissions are currently closed)
  • After submitting the cover sheet, you will be asked to upload a copy of your script in PDF format with TITLE PAGE ONLY. NO AUTHOR NAME OR SCHOOL NAME.
  • Deadline: November 1st
  • Each playwright may submit up to two (2) ten-minute plays.

Additional Guidelines:

  • There is no submission fee for the ten minute play festival
  • A ten-minute play is 10 pages or fewer (12pt font).
  • The six region IV finalists will be selected prior to the festival, based on the reading of the play.
  • Playwrights whose work is chosen for festival presentation must be in attendance at the regional festival.
  • Out-of-region respondents will rank the six finalists based on the final scripts presented at the Regional Festival.
  • Please see A Brief Note on Ten-Minute Plays by Gary Garrison for crucial advice on writing a ten-minute play.