Make your own free website on

Submissions for the 2015 Minnesota Shorts Play Festival open Jan. 1

2013 MN Shorts
2012 MN Shorts
2011 MN Shorts
2010 MN Shorts
2009 MN Shorts



Minnesota Shorts Play Festival brings the best short plays from around the state and around the globe to Mankato - the Thursday and Friday after Labor Day.

Submissions for 2015 open Jan. 1st.
Playwrights from outside of Minnesota can submit ONE script in pdf form. Please include your name, postal address and phone contact on the title page only. Scripts are judged in the blind, so no identifying information should be on pages other than the title page.

Performances will run 10 minutes, so the maximum number of pages for your scripts should be 10. Send your scripts to by Midnight, Feb. 1st.

Minnesota playwrights can submit TWO scripts. The deadline for Minnesota writers is Midnight, March 1st.

Please avoid scripts with nudity or overuse of f-bombs. The performances are performed in a community theatre venue targeted for 9th grade students and up. Your scripts should be G, PG, or PG-13.

Judges will pick 7 national winners and 7 MInnesota winners for the festival, which will run Sept. 10-11 in Mankato.

If any questions, contact our coordinator at 507-420-1881 or email

Best of luck.

Horizontal Divider 1


Congratulations to Friday's 2014 Best of the Fest winner - "Girls Nowadays" by Esther Hoffmann


Congratulations to Thursday's 2014 Best of the Fest winner "Cat People" by Jaap Kemp


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 15 minutes or less.

If you have any questions regarding the festival send it to:

If Questions, call:

  Daytime phone: 507-934-8133

Evening Phone: 507-420-1881