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The semi-finalists are chosen for the 2015 Minnesota Shorts Play Festival

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Minnesota Shorts Play Festival brings the best short plays from around the state and around the globe to Mankato - the Thursday and Friday after Labor Day.

We received 512 national submissions for our festival. National submissions are now closed, and 65 semi-finalists have been chosen. Minnesota submissions closed March 1, and we have 22 semi-finalists. To see them, click the link below. Judges will pick 7 national winners and 7 Minnesota winners for the festival, which will run Sept. 10-11 in Mankato.

If any questions, contact our coordinator at 507-420-1881 or email

click here to download the 65 national semi-finalists

click here to see the 22 Minnesota semi-finalists

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Congratulations to Friday's 2014 Best of the Fest winner - "Girls Nowadays" by Esther Hoffmann


Congratulations to Thursday's 2014 Best of the Fest winner "Cat People" by Jaap Kemp


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