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This year’s TenFest, a festival of 10-minute plays whose theme this year is “Out in the Open” will feature 10 short plays set in a park.
Stay tuned for an announcement about our winners.
Vermont Playwrights Circle TenFest 2022 Call for Scripts
This year's theme is “Out in the Open!”
The Vermont Playwrights Circle is accepting scripts for our annual TenFest, a festival of ten-minute plays by Vermont playwrights. (Taking place this year from Thursday, August 18 – Sunday, August 21st) Any Vermonter may submit a play. We consider you a Vermonter if you have lived here for three consecutive months at any point in your life.
We want NO MORE than 10 minutes’ worth of play. This does not necessarily work out to 10 pages of play, so be sure to read your finished play aloud, not rushing, accounting for anticipated action, and time it. We will not accept plays that are longer than 10 minutes.
Plays should have a maximum of four characters. We tend to get mostly women-identified actors, and we like to be as inclusive as possible, so we reserve the right to accept more plays with women-identified or gender neutral/non-binary characters. We also may ask if you are accepted whether we can change a male character to a female or gender-neutral character.
All plays must follow this year's theme of “Out in the Open.” and take place in a park. Interpretations of the theme and the setting are up to the playwrights.
Format your play using proper playwriting format. Check out Samuel French’s formatting page here: http://playwrightslocal.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Samuel-French-Formatting-Guide.pdf?msclkid=be2fb4a5b60c11ec8f76b5e91d9d2507
All plays are judged anonymously. Please make sure that your name or other identifying information does not appear anywhere on the script.
We will be accepting plays only via email this year. Send your play to: email@example.com Deadline to submit is May 7th at 11:59 pm. Any emails received after that point will not qualify for this year’s festival.
Include the following two documents, either Word or PDF:
1) A Cover Page that includes:
2) Your play that includes:
We love to have playwrights who wish to collaborate with us when possible. While this is not mandatory, possibilities for involvement could include coming to auditions or a producer’s meeting, joining us for the first read through, attending rehearsals, being in contact with the director, attending performances, including our Saturday Playwrights Reception, etc. We are always happy to get some author feedback and involvement.
Who we are & what we do...
We are theater artists from many disciplines, and
we are theater lovers who want more original works.
Best of TenFest, 2018
Cast of 1,3,2 by Michael Weems,
Barry Bolio & Christine Williamson
What do we do?
We promote original theater works written by Vermont Writers. We consider a Vermont Writer anyone who has lived in Vermont for a period of three consecutive months at any time in their lives. We believe that in living a season in Vermont, people create lasting connections to the state that they take with them when the move, and we recognize that our seasonal community members contribute a value to our local artist community.
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Our dates for meeting in 2022 are as follows:
From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm on the 3rd Tuesdays of the month:
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