July 13 and 14, 2019
Nancy Evans and Jim Trenberth
PLAYWRIGHTS: BASIC INFO
Anyone ages 13-18 may submit a play.
Up to six plays will be selected for the festival, which will perform July 13-14 at STC’s Black Box Theater.
Writers of the selected plays must attend STC’s Playwriting Workshop March 25-April 10 (4:00-6:00 pm M/W) where they will learn more about playwriting, engage in critiques of each other’s plays, and revise their plays prior to production. Playwrights will be mentored throughout the revision process by the instructors of the Playwriting Workshop. The final drafts will be directed by other STC teens who will learn about directing by attending a Directing Workshop.
Please submit your play electronically by February 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selections for the Festival will be announced March 1.
GUIDELINES FOR WRITING YOUR PLAY
Generally, writing about a topic or situation with which you are familiar leads to a
better product. A ten-minute play equals approximately 10 pages of text,
depending on the length of each line of dialogue.
Plays will be selected based on the following criteria:
- Clarity of conflict – Conflict may be between characters, within the
character, or between the character and some outside force.
- Performability – How easy it is to produce the play. A play is
performable if it includes a minimal number of characters; needs a
simple set, props, and costumes; and consists of one scene/setting only.
- Overall quality – The play is well written; the storyline is clear; the
characters are interesting; the dialogue is realistic; the content of the
play is factually accurate; the audience can relate to the story.
Questions? Contact Nancy Evans, Ten-Minute Play Festival Producer, at email@example.com or 515-231-9612.
The deadline for submitting your play is February 15.
DIRECTORS: BASIC INFO
Interested in STC’s Directing Workshop (May 14-30, 4:00-6:00 pm T/TH)? Check back in February for more details!
This program is funded in part by local option tax funds provided by the City of Ames through the Commission on the Arts (COTA).