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Minnesota Shorts Play Festival set for Sept. 4-5, 2014

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69 national semi-finalists  named; 30 state semi-finalists to be named later in April

The Sixth Annual Minnesota Shorts Play Festival received 502 submissions for the 2014 festival.

National semi-finalists are named below, with state semi-finalists named in early May. Best wishes to all the writers.

2014 national semi-finalists

THE DETAILS

With more than 500 entries, judges will narrow the scripts down to 100 semi-finalists. Those scripts go to a second round of judging, with the top 8 Minnesota scripts and the top 8 national scripts receiving a chance to be in the festival. Local directors will pick 6 scripts from the 8 to produce and receive a $100 stipend to gather a cast, rehearse and perform the play. If your play is in the top 8 scripts and you direct your own play or find a director for it, it is guaranteed to be performed, and you will get the $100 stipend for the cast. The 7th and 8th place plays will be on standby in case a play cannot recruit a director or cast or drops out before the festival. Each night, the audience picks a Best of the Festival winner. The playwright who wins Best of the Fest will receive an extra $100.
 
The festival will run Thursday, Sept. 4, and Friday, Sept. 5, at the Mankato West Theatre in Mankato, MN.

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Advance Ticket - Thursday

Advance Ticket - Friday

MN Shorts 2-Day Pass

MN Shorts Student Ticket (College or High School)

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Congratulations to Friday's 2013 Best of the Fest winner - "Dream a Little Dream" by James Grob
 

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Congratulations to 2013 Thursday Best of the Fest winner "Wiener Dog Worries" by Ruth Furan

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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:

mnshorts@yahoo.com

If Questions, call:

  Daytime phone: 507-934-8133

Evening Phone: 507-420-1881