7 national finalists named; 7 state finalists named
Annual Minnesota Shorts Play Festival received 502 submissions for the 2014 festival.
and Minnesota semi-finalists are named below. Best wishes to all the writers.
2014 MN Shorts National Finalists
2014 Minnesota Shorts Play Festival STATE finalists
With more than 500 entries,
judges will narrow the scripts down to 100 semi-finalists. Those scripts go to a second round of judging, with the top 7 Minnesota
scripts and the top 7 national scripts receiving a chance to be in the festival. Local directors will pick a script and receive
a $100 stipend to gather a cast, rehearse and perform the play. If your play is in the top 7 scripts and you direct your
own play or find a director for it, it is guaranteed to be performed, and you will get the $100 stipend for the cast. The 8th and 9th 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. The playwright who
wins Best of the Fest will receive an extra $100.
festival will run Thursday, Sept. 4, and Friday, Sept. 5, at the Mankato West Theatre in Mankato, MN.
Congratulations to Friday's 2013 Best of the Fest winner
- "Dream a Little Dream" by James Grob
Congratulations to 2013 Thursday Best of the Fest winner
"Wiener Dog Worries" by Ruth Furan