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Submissions open Jan. 1st for the 9th annual MN Shorts Play Festival

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Submissions for the 2017 MN Shorts Festival will open Jan. 1st and will be taken through Feb. 1st, 2017. (Minnesota playwrights have until March 1st.)

To enter, send your 10-minute play in a pdf format to mnshorts@yahoo.com. The play MUST have a postal address and name of the author on the title page, along with a phone contact. Keep identifying information to the title page because plays are given to judges blind. Only ONE short play per national author, two for Minnesota authors, with a maximum of 9 pages (if you can't read it out loud in 10 minutes, your play is too long). Previously produced or published shorts are fine, and the topic is wide open. No monologues. NOTE: These are performed for an all-ages audience, so nudity and an abundance of f-bombs will get a script tossed.

A total of 14 short plays will be chosen -- 7 from national writers and 7 from Minnesota writers. (Minnesota writers are allowed to submit TWO short plays)

The performance will be Sept. 7 and 8 at the Lincoln Community Center in Mankato, MN. Semi-finalists will be named in May, with finalists chosen in June.

Each night, the audience will pick a Best of the Fest winner from the seven plays performed. The writer of the winning play will receive a check for $100.

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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

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