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Thank you for your submissions! MN Shorts will perform up to 14 short plays Sept. 7-8

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Thank you to playwrights who have submitted to MN Shorts Play Festival's Ninth Annual performance. We received 407 submissions from writers outside of Minnesota and another 70 scripts from Minnesota writers. Though our window is closed, check out other opportunities at

A total of 14 short plays will be chosen -- 7 from national writers and 7 from Minnesota writers.

The performance will be Sept. 7 and 8 at the Lincoln Community Center in Mankato, MN. Ten finalists from state and national writers are chosen in June (see below), and seven of those 10 will receive a performance.

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.

OUR 10 National Finalists are:

Just Desserts

Cabfare for the Common Man

Santa Doesn't Live Here Anymore

The Case of the Missing Know it All

Character Assassination

The Full Washington

Simon's Grandma

A Cold Day in

Valentine's Day

When Babies Fly

Our 10 MINNESOTA finalists are:
The Wager


A Thousand Words

A Merry Frugal Christmas

The Pit of Destruction

Like Marriage But Worse


A Dark and Stormy Night

Der Trinker

Acting Black

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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 10 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