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Submissions closed; judges will be ranking semi-finalists for May

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Submissions have closed and 32 judges will be reading scripts to narrow down national plays to 90 semi-finalists and 30 Minnesota semi-finalists.There are some changes this year -- we have partnered with Merely Players, who will handle all directing and casting. A second round of judging 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. We look forward to seeing you at our festival 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8-9 at the Lincoln Community Theater in Mankato!


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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