9th Annual 10 Minute Play Festival

Old Courthouse Theatre in Concord, NC

Old Courthouse Theatre in Concord, NC

seeks scripts from residents of
VIRGINIA, KENTUCKY, TENNESSEE, GEORGIA,
NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA ONLY.

No submission fee!
Winning playwrights receive $25!


Submission Deadline is midnight Sunday, June 27th, 2021

We are pleased to announce the winning plays and playwrights selected for our 9th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival occurring September 17-19, 2021 at OCT.

Mark your calendar for auditions - August 8th & 9th at 7pm. No experience necessary. More information will be released closer to audition dates.

Into the Woods
21 Actors: 8m, 9f, 4e

*The Big Tree by Mike Brannon 2m
Two bickering brothers find themselves lost in the woods as they try to find their father's
final resting place.
JOSH: a thirty-something year old man
JOEY: Josh's slightly younger brother

*Ham Sandwich Surprise by Briana Craig 3e
Three kids search in the woods for a good thing for show and tell.
CHLOE/CAL WILLIAMS: Avid adventurer
JORDAN HALL: Chaotic companion
AVA/ALLEN ANDERSON: Fearful follower

*Tree Bathing by Connie Dinkler 1m, 1f
An emotionally-distraught woman and her therapist try to deal with her break-up.
DR. MEADOWS: therapist, calm demeanor
VANESSA: very talkative, easily distracted, fidgety, neurotic

*Delete That by Clinton Festa 2m, 2f
After an alien abduction, a couple argues about a photo on their phone.
JOSH: Kate's new husband
KATE: Josh's new wife
MR. BIGFOOT: A male sasquatch
MRS. BIGFOOT: A female sasquatch

*The Wood Sprite by Bruce Hurley 1m, 1f, 1e
A couple finds a mischievous wood sprite at their campsite.
AUTUMN HILL: A young woman
BYRON BIGGINS: A young man; Byron's fiance
WOOD SPRITE: A mythical creature

*A Misunderstanding by Denise McKercher 3f
Three friends meet in the woods and misunderstand...well, everything!
ANGIE: Outdoorsy type, a hiker; dressed like a real hiker
BEVERLY: City folk, prefers concrete to compost; dressed to impress but with hiking boots
BEX: Somewhere between but definitely not as in shape as the others

*A Poem As Lovely As a Tree by Andy Rassler 2m, 2f
Emily Dickinson leads Robert Frost, Walt Whitman, and Sylvia Plath into the woods to find inspiration for their new poems.
WALT WHITMAN: Introspective, thoughtful, quiet
SYLVIA PLATH: Dark, disturbed, witty, dangerous
ROBERT FROST: A little cranky
EMILY DICKINSON: Lovely, innocent, bright, optimistic