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Submissions are closed; judging begins for MN Shorts Play Festival

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Submissions closed March 1st for this year's festival. Judges will be looking them over. Midwest semi-finalists are listed below. Minnesota semi-finalists will be named in April.

An Honest Dialogue
Dog Heroes
My Scale is Lying to Me
Oh, No! I Flew Too Close to the Sun!
Old Aquatics
Rebellion 2020
Revolutionary Baby
Splitting Hares

Merely Players will select 7 from these scripts to perform this fall.

And the MINNESOTA finalists are (in alpha order):
First to Find
Her Song
Into the Huddle
Oregon Trail
Sicily Street
The Doctor is IN
The Way I Grieve
Who's Afraid of a Minnesota Goodbye?
Wikipedia Jones Takes the Case

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