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Call for Scripts
DEADLINE: Midnight, Monday, April 1, 2024
THEME: “Freedom and Unity”
The Vermont Playwrights Circle is accepting scripts for our 17th annual TenFest, a
festival of ten 10-minute plays written by Vermont playwrights. 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.
TenFest 2024 will take place Thursday, August 8 – Sunday, August 11 and Thursday,
August 15 – Sunday, August 18.
"Freedom and Unity" is the official motto of the State of Vermont, and that is our theme
for TenFest 2024. We look forward to reading your interpretations of this theme.
* We want NO MORE than ten minutes’ worth of play. This does not necessarily work
out to ten 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 ten minutes.
* Plays should have a maximum of four characters.
* Plays need to use minimal set pieces and props, and should be easily staged, so
please keep that in mind when writing and submitting.
* Format your play using proper playwriting format, such as the Dramatist’s Guild's
* We will accept only ONE submission per playwright.
* All plays are judged anonymously. Please make sure that your name or other
identifying information does not appear anywhere on the script. Submit a separate cover
page with your name, contact information, and title of your play.
Please submit your play via email to: email@example.com
Please make sure to include the following TWO separate documents, as PDFs:
1) A Cover Page that includes:
Title of Play
Your full name
2) Your play that includes:
A character list and setting information. Please keep these simple, and when
possible, flexible concerning gender, physical description, etc.
A brief synopsis of your play.
Please include the title of the play and page numbers in a header on your script,
but do NOT include your name.
Submit your play NO LATER than midnight on Monday, April 1, 2024.
All playwrights will be notified by May 15, 2024
whether their play has been accepted or not.
The Vermont Playwrights Circle reserves the right to choose less
or more than ten plays or to choose none.
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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Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a current link to the workshop.
Upcoming workshops are
August: No workshop due to TenFest
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