Annual Ten Minute Play Festival

Intro to the Festival

Check out this video made by Indiana Dunes Tourism on our 10 Minute Play Festival. Interview with George Maslankowski, who has directed some of the 10 Minute Plays as well as has appeared on stage at 4th Street Theater.

2023 Festival

No dates have been announced.

We will be accepting scripts for consideration in late February or early March 2023.  Submission rules will be released in December 2022 on this webpage.

We will not accept/consider any scripts submitted early for the 2023 Festival.

 

General time frames (subject to change)

Script Submission - either late February or early March 2023

Chosen Plays Announced - May or June 2023

Applications for Directors accepted - May or June 2023

Selected Directors announced - May or June 2023

Auditions - late June or early July 2023

Performances - August 2023

History the Ten Minute Play Festival

We started this festival in August 2014 as the 6x10 Festival with just 6 plays that were submitted to us.  Starting in 2015, we started asking for submissions and selected the plays through a blind reading process.  This means that the reading committee does not know who wrote the plays or where they are from when they are reading them and voting on which ones to do.

Since we first started the festival, we have increased the number of plays produced each year to 8-10.  And we have added performance days due to audience demand.   In 2018 we received over 400 scripts from 35 states and 7 different countries!

We plan to continue growing the festival as it is a wonderful opportunity for playwrights to see their plays produced while giving directors and actors the opportunity to work with new material that has never been performed in our area.