TEN-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL
OUR ANNUAL SHOWCASE OF ORIGINAL PLAYS BY KITSAP COUNTY PLAYWRIGHTS
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.
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Island Theatre Ten-Minute Play Festival
Submission deadline: February 14, 2024
Island Theatre invites Kitsap County playwrights—both established and aspiring—to submit original plays, no more than ten minutes in length, to Island Theatre’s 11th Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival!
Ten winning plays will be announced in April 2024. The program of winning plays will be performed August 22-24, 2024 at the new Buxton Center on Bainbridge Island, with performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:00 and Saturday at 3:00.
In support of our theme, Island Theatre will donate 10% of ticket sales to a nonprofit agency that addresses hunger.
The contest is open to all playwrights high school age and older who currently live or work in Kitsap County or who previously lived or worked in Kitsap County for a significant period of time.
Play submissions will be judged on literary/theatrical merit and originality, as well as for creative use of the theme.
How to Enter
Ten-Minute Play Festival Calendar
Plays will be judged according to following criteria:
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