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SUBMISSION DEADLINE:Friday, November 5 at 11:59pm
SELECTIONS ANNOUNCED:Friday, November 19, 2021
AUDTIONS & CALLBACKS:December 3-4, 2021
FESTIVAL:February 17-20, 2022

The following are submission guidelines for the 25th annual Ten-Minute Play Festival.  Please read carefully.

Online submission form:


Requirements: Only undergraduate students may submit plays. You do not need to be a theatre major or have taken a playwriting course in order to submit a script. You MUST be enrolled as an undergraduate for both the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters.

Script submissions:  Playwrights may submit up to two separate plays for consideration.   Upload a PDF of each script as separate documents.  If you are submitting more than one script, you may upload both on the same form.

*The playwright’s name should NOT appear on any page of the script. 


Formatting: Submissions must be in proper playwriting format.  If you are uncertain about this format, please consult The Dramatists Sourcebook or speak with any of the playwriting instructors in the Department of Theatre Arts. Use a 12-point font.

Length:  Scripts should be no longer than 10 pages in length. Pages must be numbered. Please include a list of characters and a brief description of the setting. This does not count in the page total.

Production requirements: Because of the nature of this festival, it is impossible to produce plays with complicated technical demands. Plays with simpler production requirements have a better chance of being selected.

Deadline:  Scripts may be submitted any time prior to the deadline using the Online submission form at:  Please submit your entry no later than Friday, November 5 at 11:59pm.  Scripts will NOT be accepted after the deadline. 


If selected, the playwright agrees to attend auditions, rehearsals, and meetings.

Playwrights may be asked by the artistic director to make slight revisions in the script. Additionally, the playwright cannot make significant changes to the script once submitted without the approval of the artistic director.

If you have questions, please contact the Theatre Arts main office at

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