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Midwest semi-finalists named; MN semi-finalists will be named soon

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Your donations will be used to fund the Best of the Fest award -- giving $100 each night to the best short play in the festival. Donate any amount and help support local theatre and ORIGINAL plays.


The Minnesota Shorts Play Festival submissions are closed for 2020. Plays have been sent out for judging, with Midwest semi-finalists listed below:

A Case of Anxiety
A Small and Distant Window
Addressing the Nation
Alaska Shakedown
All You Get
And One More Thing
Banana Bread is a Myth
Burning Arlines Give You So Much More
Give Thanks
Good Guys
Have You Ever Played, Dayton?
How the Cookie Crumbles
Jeffrey v. Mr. Freeze
Jill Takes a Leap
Kitchen Garden
Laundry Day at Mrs. Thoreau's
Like Crazy
Mail Order Anya
Nice and Kind
Not Your Average Jo
Now and Then
Ready to Sell
Reunited (And it Feels so Cruel)
Ricky and Ready
Romance Languages
Sock Puppet Fetish Noir
Something in Common
Speed Dating in Paradise
Splitting Hares
The Deal
The Depths of Human Suffering
The Unforgivable Sin of Forgiveness
The Volcano Play
This is What Happened After Patti Dumped Charlie

Minnesota semi-finalists will be listed later this month. Up to six Midwest scripts and six Minnesota scripts will be chosen for a performance Sept. 10-11 at Lincoln Community Theatre in Mankato. New this year will be 7 one-minute plays each evening! Look for a list of 1-minute play winners later this month.

Winners will have their short play performed at the 2020 Minnesota Shorts Play Festival Sept. 10 & 11 in Mankato!


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.

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