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Sunday, September 7, 2014

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 our second annual 10-Minute Play Festival for spring of 2015. We will begin accepting submissions for this festival on July 1, 2014; the submission period closes on September15, 2014. Eight 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 July 1 through September 15, 2014. Scripts received outside this window will not be accepted. The list of winning plays will be announced in November.

We will accept only one play per playwright.

Scripts should fall in the range of 8-12 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 hard copies of the script. Do not use binders, covers, or folders of any kind.

Eight winning plays will receive productions in the José Quintero Theatre at the University of Houston in spring of 2015.

There is no financial compensation for winning entries.

How to submit:
Plays must be submitted via both regular mail *and* email

. Plays not submitted in both ways will not be considered. Hard copies will not be returned. Plays should include a cover page with all of the following information:

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

Mail hard copy to:

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

Email identical duplicate copy to: 

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