Monday, October 31, 2016

The University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance 10-Minute Play Festival

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The University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance is excited to announce our third annual 10-Minute Play Festival for spring of 2017. We will begin accepting submissions for this festival on August 15, 2016; the submission period closes on October 31, 2016. Nine selected 10-minute plays will receive productions as part of a multi-evening festival, produced in the newly upgraded José Quintero Theatre on the University of Houston campus. This festival is open to all applicants, amateur or professional.

Submission rules:

 Scripts will only be accepted during a submission window of August 15 through October 31, 2016. Scripts received outside this window will not be accepted. The list of winning plays will be announced in November.

 We will accept only one play per playwright.

 Scripts should fall in the range of 8-12 pages and run roughly ten minutes. (Page count does not include the title page.)

 Characters in submitted plays should fall between the ages of 16-30 or else there should be no specific restrictions on the ages of the characters.

 Previously produced plays are not eligible.

 Musicals and plays for children are discouraged.

 Submissions will be acknowledged via email, but we do not offer critiques.

 Nine winning plays will receive productions in the José Quintero Theatre at the University of Houston in spring of 2017.

 There is no financial compensation for winning entries.

How to submit:

Plays must be submitted via email to uhoustonplayfest@gmail.com. There should be no identifiable information in the script. Your email should include all of the following information:
  •  play title 
  •  your name 
  •  your mailing address 
  •  your phone number 
  •  your email address 
For any questions contact: uhplayfestquestions@gmail.com