Sunday, March 10, 2013

A New Ten-Minute Play Contest Just for High School Students

Eureka College Theatre and the Peoria Live Theatre League are working together on a new project to find and produce short plays written by high school students. The brand-new contest, called the Illinois High School 10-Minute Play Festival, is looking for new, original, unproduced, unpublished scripts written by students currently enrolled at Illinois high schools.

The reading panel will choose six winning scripts to be produced at Eureka College in November, 2013. Their intention is to choose one script written by a freshman, one by a sophomore, one by a junior and one by a senior, with two "at-large" scripts chosen from any class to round out the production.

They are asking for scripts that last ten minutes, which should be in the range of six to ten actual pages, depending on how the dialogue plays out. They also have a specific style sheet detailing their requirements for what a script should look like.

The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2013, which means students have the rest of the semester and a month or so to fine-tune their scripts, and they will accept either print or email entries.

Click here to see all the details or email Marty Lynch at with questions.

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