10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL

Winston-Salem Writers is proud to announce The 2022 Winston-Salem 10-Minute Play Festival will be presented August 26 and 27 at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts  at 7:30 PM. 

2022 Selected Plays

 

 

"Baling Wire and Desperation" by Larry Bliss of Raleigh "The Brooch" by Lawson Caldwell of Charlotte "Dick and Jane Get Old" by Lela Chesson of Rocky Mount "Clearing the Air" by Lynn Hall of Winston-Salem "The Short Timers" by Ed Robson of Winston-Salem "The Cleansing Act" by Jonathan Stephens of Greensboro

Performances

August 26 and 27 | 7:30 p.m.
The Mountcastle Forum
Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
251 N. Spruce St.
Winston-Salem, NC

This is the Eleventh Anniversary of Winston-Salem Writers producing plays by N.C. playwrights.

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Submissions are accepted May 1 to May 31. Entry is free to members; $10 for nonmembers. This contest is open to North Carolina residents and out-of-state students attending school in North Carolina. 

What We're Looking For
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We actively seek plays that reflect the diversity of our community.

Each entry must be original and previously unpublished. The play may not have been previously performed in any public venue for an audience of more than 50 people. Plays that have only been performed virtually (via Zoom, Twitch, YouTube, etc.) will be accepted.

Run time of the script will not exceed 10 minutes (usually 9-11 pages in a standard format).

Scripts must have simple set, lighting, and sound requirements. The scenery will be very basic with only a few set pieces. Plays with more than one scene, requiring set changes, will not be selected for performance.

No nudity or extreme/explicit content. Adult content is acceptable in respectful contexts.

Please refrain from racial/sexual/ideological prejudice and slurs.

The script must include cast and set descriptions and should be presented in one of the standard script formats: Samuel French or Dramatists Guild Modern. However, do not include your name or contact info in the manuscript, including the title page.

 

How to Submit

 

 

 

 

Email david@wswriters.org with the title of the play, the playwright’s name, mailing address, email address, and phone number. Attach your play as a Word document or PDF. Your name and contact info should appear in the email only, not in the manuscript.

Submit no more than two plays. Plays should be emailed separately.

Members do not have to pay an entry fee. Nonmembers should submit their $10 submission fee for each play, not exceeding two plays, to the PayPal link below or by check to: WSW Treasurer, P.O. Box 24442, Winston-Salem, NC 27114. Membership is not required to enter and does not increase chances of winning. 

Upon receipt of your submission and entry fee, you will receive an email confirmation of receipt from Winston Salem Writers.

Questions?  Email: david@wswriters.org