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Friday, November 4, 2011

Lakeshore Players' 8th Annual Ten-Minute Playwrighting Contest

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Plays will be accepted through November 15, 2011.
Lakeshore Players Theatre is accepting submissions for 10-minute plays with the winners to be performed at our 8th Annual Festival June 7-10, 2012.

High School-aged playwrights are encouraged to enter. High school playwrights must have a letter from a teacher or school administrator, written on school letterhead, verifying that the play was written during high school, in addition to the guidelines below. If the committee chooses to name a high school entry as a winner for the 8th annual contest, the winning play will be produced with our other winners in our festival in June 2012.

ALL PLAYWRIGHTS: Please read the following guidelines carefully, plays not meeting the the rules will be disqualified and may not be read.

The play must run ten-minutes or less.
The play must have 5 or fewer characters.
You may submit only one play, so send us your best!
The play should be in a "play format" making it easy for the readers. (We like 12-point, easy to read fonts, such as Times New Roman or Ariel)

The play must be unpublished at the time of submission to our contest.

The play must un-produced at the time of submission to our contest. Staged readings are not counted as "produced."

Submitting your play to our contest grants Lakeshore Players the right to produce your play in our annual festival and photograph and/or videotape it for archival purposes if it is chosen as a winner.

Additional Guidelines

The play must have simple technical requirements There won't be a set — a few furniture pieces and a few props only — we only have about one minute in between plays to change scenes.

As a community theatre, we want to appeal to the largest possible audience, so plays with excessive offensive language will be accepted, but are less likely to be selected - so please keep that in consideration.

NEW THIS YEAR! Two ways to submit: Email or Mail
Your play must be received no later than November 15, 2011 to be eligible. Only plays submitted exactly as outlined below will be accepted.


Send one copy of the play with ALL contact information: play title, your name, your address, phone number and email address

Send ANOTHER copy of play for the judges with NO contact information - just the title and the play.

Email Instructions--Subject line: PLAY SUBMISSION. Include your complete contact informtion in the body of the email. Please include the title of your play in the file name. For example:

My Great Play-Blind.pdf

My Great Play.pdf

Email both plays to: office@lakeshoreplayers.com

MAIL TWO COPIES. Don't know how to PDF? No problem.

Send one copy of the play with ALL contact information play title, your name, address, phone number and email address

Include ANOTHER copy of play for the judges with NO contact information - just the title and the play.

Mail to:
Lakeshore Players 10-Minute Play Committee
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Plays will not be returned to you.

If you would like confirmation that we have received your script, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard with your script.

Plays chosen for production in our festival will receive $10 per Lakeshore performance of the play, a copy of the program from the festival, and a photo CD of the play within 90 days of the festival weekend.

Semi-finalists for the Festival will be announced in January 2012
Finalists will be announced in March 2012
Winners will be announced in April 2012

Any questions? E-mail Lakeshore Players: office@lakeshoreplayers.com

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