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Saturday, October 5, 2013

University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance 10-minute Play Festival

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The University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance is excited to announce a new 10-Minute Play Festival for spring of 2014.

We will begin accepting submissions for this festival on August 1, 2013;

 The submission period closes on October 15, 2013. 

12-14 selected 10-minute plays will receive productions as part of a multi-evening festival, produced in the newly upgraded José Quintero Theatre on the University of Houston campus. This festival is open to all applicants, amateur or professional.

Submission rules
Scripts will only be accepted during a submission window of August 1 through October 15, 2013. Scripts received outside this window will not be accepted.
The list of winning plays will be announced in early November.

  • We will accept only one play per playwright.
  • Scripts should fall in the range of 8-13 pages and run roughly ten minutes. (Page count does not include the title page.)
  • Characters in submitted plays should fall between the ages of 16-30, or else there should be no specific restrictions on the ages of the characters.
  • Previously produced plays are not eligible.
  • Musicals and plays for children are discouraged.
  • Submissions will be acknowledged via email, but we do not offer critiques.
  • Please staple or paper-clip copies of the script. Do not use binders, covers, or folders of any kind.
  • 12-14 winning plays will receive productions in the José Quintero Theatre at the University of Houston in spring of 2014. The festival will present an alternating bill of 6-7 plays per evening.
  • Along with production of their plays, the winning playwrights will each receive an award certificate. There is no financial compensation for winning entries.

How to submit

We will only accept hard copies of plays via mail. Scripts will not be returned.

Please send two copies of your play in one envelope. One copy should include a cover page with all of the following

  • play title
  • your name 
  • your mailing address
  • your phone number 
  • your email address

In addition, include a second copy of the same play for the judges with no contact information – just the title and the play itself. Mail both copies in one envelope to:

University of Houston
School of Theatre & Dance
Dr. Robert Shimko
Ten-Minute Play Submission
133 CWM Center
Houston, TX 77204

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