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Sunday, August 29, 2021

Diez Minutos Festival 2022 seeks 10-minute plays

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Deadline: August 31, 2021

Players Workshop seeks plays for its Ninth Annual International 10-Minute Play Festival, Diez Minutos. This fully-staged festival will be in English and will take place in March of 2022 in the international arts center of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico — a World Heritage Site brimming with charm, history, and culture. San Miguel was recently voted Conde Nast Traveler Magazine "Best City in the World.” In 2017, readers of Travel – Leisure Magazine voted it the #1 city in the world to visit.

There is no fee for submitting. 

Each playwright whose script is selected and performed will receive a $25 USD cash honorarium and two complimentary tickets to the production. One play will be selected as the Audience Favorite and its playwright shall receive an additional $25 USD cash award. No other remuneration will be provided. Any playwright attending must do so at his or her own expense.

Submission Guidelines

Only one play may be submitted per entrant. Send us your best!
Scripts are generally not limited in subject matter or content, except no musicals or children’s plays, please.

Only the first 100 plays entered are guaranteed to be considered.
There must be no nudity, and suitability for performance before a general adult audience will be a factor in selection.

We’re asking for blind submissions again this year:
The play must be submitted by email, as an attached PDF file; your name must not appear on the script. A second separate attached PDF shall include all contact information for the playwright, including name, address, telephone number and email address. The two PDF files should be titled "Submission [Name Of Play]” and "Title Page [Name Of Play].” No Word files or other formats will be accepted.
The script must be in standard play format, with a title page, a character listing, the setting, props, and any technical requirements or other production considerations.

The play must be in English and no longer than 10 pages in standard format, with a calculated running time of no less than eight minutes and no more than twelve minutes.

Plays are restricted to 4 or fewer characters. Small casts are preferable, as the stage size is modest, with minimal set, props, sound cues, and costuming. Our talent pool is composed mostly of actors aged 40 and older. This will be a factor in selection.

The submitting playwright must own all rights to the play. The play must be unpublished, but may have had previous productions. If the play has had previous productions, a production history must be included with the submission of the title page.
Selection of plays will be at the absolute discretion of the judges. Players Workshop may disqualify, without reading, any submission that does not comply with these rules.

Selection of a play does not guarantee production. Producers may decline to produce a selected play because of casting, directing or any other consideration, in which case no payment will be due the playwright.

Notification is expected to be made no later than December 1, 2021. Only playwrights whose plays have been selected for performance during the festival will receive notification of acceptance. Playwrights whose plays were received in the first 100 submitted will receive first- round notification. Producers reserve the right to consider additional plays not received in the first 100.

Entering playwrights grant the producers of Diez Minutos permission to perform the play a maximum of twelve times during the Diez Minutos festival in March, 2022, and to make as many copies of the script as are necessary for production. All other rights remain with the playwright.

Submitting Your Play

Entries must be received prior to midnight U.S. Central Standard Time, August 31, 2021. No late submissions will be accepted because of transmission problems.
Please email your submission to: diezminutosfestival@gmail.com. Any inquiries should be sent to the same address.

Thanks, in advance, for helping us to make Diez Minutos 2022 a great success. We look forward to reading your entry.
Players Workshop San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Producer of Diez Minutos 2022

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