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.