10-Minute Play Competition

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Call for Entries Announced:

The 10-Minute Play Writing Competition is now accepting submissions.  This contest is open to all playwrights 18 years of age and older, and entries must be one-act stage plays with performance times of 8 to 12 minutes. Submissions are restricted to original dramatic works that have not been previously published or submitted to this playwriting competition.

There are no restrictions on genre or theme. Scripts will be judged on concept, dramatic action, characterization and dialogue. Preference 
is given to plays with 2 to 4 characters, limited staging requirements, and content/language sensitive to the “family-friendly” value of Tree City Playhouse.

Click here for rules and information on the One-Act Playwriting Competition 2017.

If you have any questions contact Keith Ramsdell, Artistic Director, at keith@sylvaniaarts.org

Previous Winners of the 10-Minute Play Competition – 

1st Place
Robert O’Connell of Coral Springs, FL

Character Assassination. A best-selling murder mystery author just can’t wait to tell a great story, when he meets an avid fan who is equally impatient. The tension of their exchange will keep audiences sitting on the edge of their seats.

2nd Place
Joe Starzyk of Troy, NY

Whistler and His Mother. In this short comedy James McNeill Whistler is attempting to work on his painting entitled Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1 while receiving feedback from his most outspoken critic. 

3rd Place
David MacGregor of Howell, MI

Small Talk. In this short comedy a recently engaged couple visit to a counselor in hopes of resolving the one significant issue in their relationship.

Honorable Mentions
Richard Chin of St. Paul, MN (137th Street)
Philip Hall of Longboat Key, FL (Food Court)
Paul Lewis of Bainbridge Island, WA (A Place That Looks Like Davenport)
Mike McGeever of Bloomingdale, IL (Interview)
Marj O’Neill-Butler of Miami Beach, FL (It’s All in the Eye)
Connie Schindewolf of Bradenton, FL (The Dancing Lessons)