semi-finalists to be named in April
Annual Minnesota Shorts Play Festival received 502 submissions for the 2014 festival.
will be named in April, with finalists named in late May or early June. Best wishes to all the writers.
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 8 Minnesota
scripts and the top 8 national scripts receiving a chance to be in the festival. Local directors will pick 6 scripts from
the 8 to produce and receive a $100 stipend to gather a cast, rehearse and perform the play. If your play is in the top
8 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 7th and 8th 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.
The 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