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

General time frames (subject to change)

Script Submission - February 25, 2023, at 8:00 am Central Standard Time (see submission rules below)

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

We have already hit the 100 Play limit.  We are no longer accepting scripts for consideration.


We are not yet accepting scripts for 2024.  No early submissions will be considered or accepted.

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.