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.

Shortly before the Festival, we invite you to come Meet the Playwrights behind the plays. This free panel discussion and Q&A is held each year at the Bainbridge Public Library.

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Island Theatre Ten-Minute Play Festival

August 18th - 20th, 2022

Join us for Island Theatre’s 9th Ten-Minute Play Festival!

August 18th – 20th

2022 Location: Theatre 3, Bainbridge Cinemas at The Pavilion

403 Madison Avenue North

Bainbridge Island

4 performances:

Thursday, August 18 at 7:30 pm

Friday, August 19 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, August 20 at 3:00 pm

Saturday, August 20 at 7:30 pm

All performances are FREE

We’re excited to once again present the Ten-Minute Play Festival after a two-year Covid hiatus!

The Festival is our (usually) annual showcase of Kitsap County playwrights (established and aspiring), directors, and actors.

The 10 plays that will be performed this year were selected by a jury of theatre professionals and Island Theatre’s volunteer board. They are:

• “A Murder Of Crows” by Lee Lawing

• “A Nip In The Autumn Air” by Jeffrey Brown

• “Best Case Scenario” by Dan Rosenberg

• “Hijab” by Catherine Rush

• “Losing Tucker” by Paul Lewis

• “Maisie, Max and Milo” by Maria Viera Beatty

• “Nacirema's Revenge” by Henry Bacon

• “The End” by Olivia Vessenes

• “The Winner” by Lori Londagan

• “Vesper” by Miranda Ray

Meet the Playwrights!

Tuesday, August 2nd 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Bainbridge Public Library


Come meet the playwrights behind this year’s plays! Hear them discuss their plays and take your questions.

No reservations necessary. (Face coverings required.)

The 2022 9th annual Ten-Minute Play Festival is partly supported by a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island Cultural Fund and donations through One Call For All.