You can read everything you need to know about our "Ten-Minute Play Contest" right here in less than ten minutes.

Ten Rules for our Ten-Minute Play Contest:

  • Only original plays, never before produced, are eligible.
  • Each playwright may submit only one script—send us your best!
  • The play, exclusive of title and cast pages, may be no more than ten typed pages. Fewer than ten pages is fine.
  • Maximum running time is ten minutes. Less is fine here as well.
  • No one-person plays, musicals, or children’s plays, please. The theater really doesn’t need another ten minutes of any of these.
  • Cast maximum is four with any combo, gender-wise.
  • Your characters should be able to be portrayed believably by college-aged actors.
  • You must be the sole creator of the play and entitled to confer performance rights to the Theater Department at Lafayette College for the Ten-Minute Play Festival May 2018.
  • Your play must be submitted online in PDF format before the stroke of midnight on December 1, 2017

Assembling your manuscript for our Ten-Minute Play Contest:

  • A title page with the play’s title, author’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE THE AUTHOR’S NAME SHOULD APPEAR.
  • The second page should contain a cast of characters and time and place information. PLEASE INCLUDE THE TITLE ON THIS PAGE.
  • The third page will be the first page of the script. The other pages of the play follow.
  • NAME OF THE PLAY AND PAGE NUMBERS ON EVERY PAGE, starting with the first page of the script.

Enter and Submit to our Ten-Minute Play Contest:

  • The Theater Department observes sustainable and environmentally-sound practice in our pedagogy and in the productions we present to our audiences, including the Ten-Minute Play Festival that will be performed in our Studio Theater during May 2018.
  • As the Ten-Minute Play Festival will feature the winners of our Ten-Minute Play Contest, the Theater Department  will apply “green” methods to both.
  • Accordingly, our Ten-Minute Play Contest is entirely paperless.
  • To enter and submit your play–and to save the planet–click here:                                                                                        Online Submission