• TenFest 2020

    Thank you to all who participated in TenFest this year!


    Here are links to the recorded events. They will be live until the end of September.


    Kim Ward

    Founding President


    TenFest 2020 Saturday August 22nd:



    TenFest 2020 Sunday August 23rd



    More info below:



    TENFEST 2020


    We are proud to announce the winning plays for this year’s TenFest: “Hindsight is 20/20.”

    1.  Power Failure, by Jana Beagly
    2. The Grand Reality, by Jeanne Beckwith
    3. Deja Vu?, by Dvora Zipkin
    4. Hamlet, Act I, Sc 1, Draft 1, by Andrew Barnaby
    5. Back of the Line, by Susan Loynd & Ashley Hall
    6. Crossroads, by Tegan Garon
    7. Drive Through, by Lesley Becker
    8. How to Extirpate Human Populations from your Planetary Preserves,  by Kim Ward
    9. One Percent Health, by Kenneth Burchard
    10. The Mayor's Dead Dog, by Mary Beth McNulty

    Congratulations to you all!

  • We cannot hold a live event due to COVID this year. However, We’re holding a 2-day online celebration. August 22nd and 23rd.
    Although the celebration is free, we can only have a limited number attend. Please click below to register and assure your space. (Donations Welcomed.)
    We invite you to join us online for a virtual celebration of the short play form, featuring discussions and interviews with playwrights, directors, actors, and tech staff.
    Here is the line up:


    On Saturday, August 22, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, we will focus on playwriting. How do you go about writing a 10-minute play? What kinds of ideas work for a short play? Playwrights will share tips for writing, editing, and getting your play on-stage.


    On Sunday, August 23, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, we will focus on acting, directing, and technical aspects of a play fest. Ever wonder what goes on back stage to make the magic happen? What is involved in acting and directing a short play? Would you like to get involved, on-stage or off?


    We'll also present some “teasers”: short excerpts from this year's chosen plays, and we'll announce other celebrations of the 10-minute play to continue into the fall. Both days are free, although reservations are required, and donations will be gratefully accepted. More information and directions for making reservations and/or donations can be found below.

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    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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    On the Third Tuesday of each Month

    Currently, the workshop is being held on Zoom.

    Please email vtplaywrightscircle@gmail.com for current information.


    From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm


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    3. The email you use
    4. Where you live
    5. How you heard about the workshop.
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