Every August, Island Theatre presents FESTIVAL WEEK – a weeklong celebration of ten-minute plays, playwrights, and play writing.

The centerpiece of FESTIVAL WEEK is the Ten-Minute Play Festival – a juried selection of plays by Kitsap County playwrights—both established and aspiring. The winning plays are fully staged and performed at Bainbridge Performing Arts in both evening and matinee performances. 

The deadline for play submissions each year is Valentine's Day, February 14th. Sign up for our mailing list below to receive notifications.

FESTIVAL WEEK kicks off with Meet the Playwrights, a panel discussion and Q&A with the playwrights behind each year’s winning plays.

We round out the week with the TEN-MINUTE PLAYWRIGHTING WORKSHOP – a half-day workshop that gives you a jumpstart on writing a play for next year’s Festival.

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Ten-Minute Play Festival 2023

Thanks to all the Kitsap County playwrights who submitted plays for this year's Festival! Submissions are now closed. We'll announce the winning plays in April and look forward to staging the winning plays in August!

  • Submission Deadline: March 1, 2023
  • Winning submissions announced: April 2023
  • Auditions: May 2023 (Click here for more info)
  • Rehearsals: June - August 2023

Meet the Playwrights: a panel event before the Festival at which the public can hear from the playwrights about their plays. Playwrights are strongly encouraged (but not required) to attend.

Festival Week: August 2023: three evenings and one matinée performance