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Midwest Playwrights -- submissions are open for the MN Shorts Play Festival Jan. 1

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Submissions for MIDWEST and Minnesota playwrights open Jan. 1st. NOTE: Our festival is narrowing down its focus to the Midwest, and will only be accepting scripts from writers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. And, of course, Minnesota. During the next two transition years, personal invites will still be given to non-Midwest writers who have had short plays performed during our past 3 years. Plays must be 10 pages or less (12-point standard type) and should be sent with name, postal address, phone and email ALL on the title page because the scripts will be read in the blind. Send in a pdf format to

Congratulations to the two Best of the Decade winners from the 2018 festival:

The Craft by Andrew Biss, starring Zach Bolland and Callie Sonnek. Directed by Chad Brancamp.

Dream a Little Dream by James Grob, starring Amy Kuch, Noelle Lawton, Carol Rath and Cindy Olson. Directed by Maggie Maes.


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.

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

If Questions, call:

  Daytime phone: 507-934-8133

Evening Phone: 507-420-1881