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Every August, Island Theatre presents 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 in both evening and matinee performances.

Before the FESTIVAL, we host Meet the Playwrights, a panel discussion and Q&A with the playwrights behind each year’s winning plays. What inspires them? Why did they choose that topic? Do they always use the same pen? No question is off limits!

And because we hope you’ll be inspired to write a play, each fall we offer a TEN-MINUTE PLAYWRIGHTING WORKSHOP led by a professional playwriting instructor to give you a jumpstart on writing a play for next year’s Festival.

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

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Island Theatre Ten-Minute Play Festival

August 17th - 19th, 2023

Join us for Island Theatre’s 10th annual Ten-Minute Play Festival!

August 17th – 19th

Bainbridge High School

9330 High School Rd NE

Bainbridge Island

4 performances:

Thursday, August 17 at 7:00 pm

Friday, August 18 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, August 19 at 3:00 pm

Saturday, August 19 at 7:00 pm

All performances are FREE with a suggested $5 per person minimum donation

Tickets are required

Every year, Island Theatre’s much-loved Ten-Minute Play Festival features ten of Kitsap County’s best short plays penned by Kitsap County playwrights. This year’s plays were selected from over 70 submissions by a panel of theatre professionals. The plays are helmed by ten local directors and cast with over two dozen local actors.

For the first time this year, the Festival has a theme: TABOO! The resulting program includes plays that are funny, serious, quirky, and thought-provoking. And if you don’t like the play you’re watching, well, there will be a different play in less than ten minutes!

The 2023 plays and playwrights are:

"Dancing For Her Death" by Katherine Anderson Law

"Laundry Day" by Chelsea Leah

"Steve Jobs’ Last Words" by Jeff Fraga

"Routinely" by Erica Salazar

"Mothers’ Day" by Wendy Wallace

"Fire in the Yard" by Jeff Brown

"Sex Talk" by Audrey Nelson

"Summer ’17" by Henry Bacon

"Nearest Far Away Place" by Aleks Merilo

“Okaeshi" by Eileen Miller