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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

23rd One Act Festival - Ten Below

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The Fine Arts Association will once again showcase 10-minute original plays.

NOTE:  We will accept previously produced scripts EXCEPT those which had full productions in the state of Ohio.

Those chosen will be fully produced as part of the 23rd Annual One Act Festival — Ten Below in April, 2020 at The Fine Arts Association. 

Submission deadline is Tuesday, October 1, 2019.   

Only ONE 10-minute submission will be accepted per playwright. Submit your favorite!  The number of plays to be produced will be at The Fine Arts Association’s discretion and will depend on the mix of qualified submissions.   Original plays accepted for the Festival will be announced between January 13-24, 2020.  The plays selected will be given full production within the capabilities and budget of The Fine Arts Association. There are no submission fees for this Festival. There will be no monetary stipend for plays produced in the Festival. 
Festival Submission Guidelines
  • 10-minute play submissions must be original by the playwright.  Plays that have had staged readings will be accepted. Plays that have received full productions, either professional or amateur, in the state of Ohio prior to submission will not be accepted. 10-minute plays produced out of the state of Ohio will be accepted. Legal clearance of materials not in the public domain is the full responsibility of the playwright.
  • Limit of ONE play may submitted by each playwright.  
  • Maximum Length: 10 pages not including title pages.  Play should run in the 10 minute range.  Longer submissions will not be considered.
  • Scripts may be comedy and drama.  Not open to musicals.  No more than 6 characters.
  • Simple set and costumes needs and minimal technical requirements.   Only basic furniture and minimal props available for the production.
  • Plays must be submitted with a title page listing the following contact and bio information: 
  • Playwright’s name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address and a brief biography.
  •  International submissions are welcome.  All scripts must be in English.
  • All play submissions will be handled with care. However, The Fine Arts Association assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged scripts.
  • E-mail Guidelines: 
  • Submissions may be e-mailed to ahedger@fineartsassociation.org.  E-mail submissions must be received by The Fine Arts Association by Tuesday, October 1, 2019 to be considered.
  • Preferred document format:  Microsoft Word or .PDF files ONLY.  No other formats will be accepted.

Mailing Guidelines:


Mail submission to:   
Ann Hedger,
Ten Minute Plays,
The Fine Arts Association,
38660 Mentor Avenue,
Willoughby, Ohio 44094
Mailed submissions must be postmarked by October 1, 2019 to be considered for the Festival.

Mailed submissions must be securely bound with a title page containing full contact and bio information as outlined above.

Scripts will not be returned.  Scripts not selected will be shredded then recycled.
Selection & Notification Information:

-        Selections will be made by The Fine Arts Association Performance Department and inclusion in the festival is solely at their discretion.  All decisions are final.

-        All submitting playwrights will receive an email notification upon receipt of their scripts.  Notification of final decisions will be made by e-mail between January 13-24, 2020.

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