MN Shorts will have an in-person festival this year Sept. 8-9 at Mankato West Theater

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Your donations will be used to fund the Best of the Fest award -- giving $100 each night to the best short play in the festival. Donate any amount and help support local theatre and ORIGINAL plays.


The Minnesota Shorts Play Festival will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 and 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 at Mankato West High School Theater, 1351 S. Riverfront Drive, Mankato.

We had 126 submissions this year. Judges have chosen 3 Minnesota scripts and 3 national scripts, along with 4 one-minute plays.

Six 10-minute plays will be chosen to be performed this fall on Thursday, Sept. 8 and repeated Friday, Sept. 9. There is also a series of 1-minute plays on the topic of "school."

The winners are:

A Thousand Words by Frank Shima of Roseville, MN
It's a Bit of a Cliche by Rynn Deegan of Edina, MN
Drowning in Piles of Stuff by Phil Darg of Maple Grove, MN
The Trial of Prince Charming by Pamela Morgan of Normal, IL
Two Yards of Satan by Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos of Lafayette, IN
We Are Cranston by Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend of Chicago, IL

The 1-minutes:
A Slippery Slope by Kevin Drzakowski of Menomonie, WI
Art School by Christopher Cartwright of St. Louis Park, MN
At Recess by Steve Flowers of Palatine, IL
Tag by Mark Harvey Levine of Indianapolis, IN


Our Mission
The goal of Minnesota Shorts is to bring short play festivals to Minnesota and make theater accessible to a wider audience. All plays are 10 minutes or less.

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If Questions, call:

  Daytime phone: 507-934-8133

Evening Phone: 507-420-1881