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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.

MIDWEST semi-finalists:
A Craigslist Play
An Honest Dialogue
Dog Heroes
Give Me Space
Here Today
Let Me Win
Local Pilgrimage
My Scale is Lying to Me
Oh, No! I Flew Too Close to the Sun!
Old Aquatics
Rebellion 2020
Revolutionary Baby
Splitting Hares
The Amazing Adventures of Not-Batman
The New Emperor
The Night LP
The S-O-N Cafe
These Boots are Made for Hikin'
Ten finalists will be named in April.

And the MINNESOTA semi-finalists are (in alpha order):
Bet on Your Life
First to Find
Her Song
Hypothetically Speaking
Into the Huddle
Just Another Monday
Knock, Knock
Midwest at its Best
One Goes Right, One Goes Left
Oregon Trail
Sicily Street
Steinbeck in Golden Valley
The Circuit
The Doctor is IN
The End of the Road
The Love of the Game
The Way I Grieve
Watch the Counter
What Really Happened to Grandma
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