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Submissions open Jan. 1 for the 2016 Minnesota Shorts Play Festival!

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Submissions have closed for playwrights outside of Minnesota. But for Minnesota writers, you have until midnight, March 1 to submit your script to There are some changes this year -- we have partnered with Merely Players, who will handle all directing and casting. Playwrights can simply send in their scripts to, our judges will narrow them down to 10 national and 10 state finalists, and the Merely Players board will select the 7 winners from each stack. The Best of the Fest award will be given out each night, giving playwrights an opportunity to win $100 for their work. Scripts must have name, postal address, email and phone contact on the title sheet. Scripts should be submitted in a pdf format and be no longer than 10 pages. We welcome any short play -- produced or not, published or not. State submissions (up to two scripts) are open Jan. 1 to March 1, 2016.


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:

If Questions, call:

  Daytime phone: 507-934-8133

Evening Phone: 507-420-1881

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