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.

2022 Festival


Performances August 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 & 28, 2022

Sunday performances are at 3:00 pm.  Thursday/Friday, & Saturday performances are at 8:00 pm




The 2022 Plays are:

Science Friction; or, The Rapid Deconstruction of a Rational Mind
A Short Comedy
by Ken Preuss

Synopsis: A deep dive into her boyfriend’s Sci-Fi favorites sends Daisy over the deep end.

Prince of Peace
by Edward Bloor

Synopsis: Stephanie interviews Marisol for her podcast about her son's death.  But his death is not quite what it seems at first.

Prepare Yourself
by William R. Boersma

Synopsis: When 19-year-old runaway street artist, Alex, tries to rob the 50-year-old overbearing pedestrian, Beth, at gunpoint; she quickly finds out she is in for more than she bargained for when Beth teaches Alex how to properly mug someone, how to create a well-balanced budget, and how a nice hot plate a lasagna beats another night on the street any day.

by Maximillian Gill

Erica goes to get a library card to find out that instead of books, it is now a bar.

by Carl L. Williams

Synopsis: School administrators confront a science teacher about the way he handled a student’s question regarding the theory of evolution. The teacher has some questions of his own about the nature of education.


by John Minigan

Synopsis: What are you going to do when Death comes for you? If you’re an experienced database manager like Bobby Atcheson, you may find a way to survive.


by Scott Mullen

Synopsis: Alice is taking her driving test, but she hasn't really driven before due to COVID.


Forget Me Not
By Leslie Dianne

Synopsis: DeShawn goes to see his father at the nursing home to sign some papers.

2023 Festival

No dates have been announced. It will be 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 at this time for the 2023 Festival.

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.