Thanks for a wonderful time at the Shorts festival
Annual Minnesota Shorts Play Festival was another wonderful success, with Best of the Fest prizes going to "Wiener Dog Worries"
by Mankatoan Ruth Furan; and "Dream a Little Dream," by Iowa playwright James Grob.
will open Jan. 1st for the 2014 festival. If you have any questions, call our coordinator, Greg, at 507-420-1881 or just send
an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Friday's winner of the Best of the
Fest Award - "Dream a Little Dream"
Click here to see Friday's Program
Congratulations to Thursday Best of the Fest winner "Wiener
Click here for Thursday's program
Purchase a DVD of Thursday's 2013 MN Shorts Play Festival
Purchase a DVD of Friday's 2013 MN Shorts Play Festival
Here is a list of the 16 finalist scripts:
National winners --
"Dream a Little Dream" by James Grob of Bloomfield, IA;
"A Long Trip" by Dan McGeehan of Tulsa, OK;
"The Button Pushers" by Ruben Carbajal of Jersey City, NJ;
"All's Fair in Love and Science" by CJ Erhlich of Chappaqua, NY;
"Seldom is Heard" by Mary Steelsmith of Los Angeles, CA;
by Brett Hursey of Farmville, Va.;
"Scripted" by Mark Harvey Levine of Pasadena,
"You Haven't Changed a Bit" by Donna Hoke of
East Amherst, NY (Judges' Choice Award winner).
Minnesota winners --
"The Night Light" by Whitney Rowland of Minneapolis;
"On the Home Front" by t.d. barna of Eagle Lake;
"Wiener Dog Worries" by Ruth Furan of North Mankato;
"Todd Walker in Japan" by Mitch DeDeyn of Shoreview;
"Invincible!" by Mary Jost of North Mankato;
"The Gospel According to Hertha" by Esther Hoffmann
"ET v Predator" by Adam Sharp of Minneapolis
"Driving Herd" by Sam Graber of Minneapolis (Judges'
Choice Award winner).
Click here to see an article from the Mankato Free Press on the MN Shorts Play Festival.
From the 498 entries, judges have narrowed the scripts to 127 semi-finalists.
Those scripts go to a second round of judging, with the top 10 Minnesota scripts and top 10 national scripts receiving a chance
to be part of the festival. The top 8 plays from Minnesota and the top 8 plays from out of state will each receive a $100
stipend. Sometimes the stipend may be used to get a director and cast to produce your play. If you produce your own, the $100
stipend is yours. The 9th and 10th 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, who will get an extra $100.
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.