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Call for Plays! – The University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance

17 September 2019

The University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance is excited to announce our third annual 10-Minute Play Festival for spring of 2020. 

We will begin accepting submissions for this festival on August 15, 2019; the submission period closes on October 15, 2019. 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. 

One selected submission will receive a production. 

Submission rules: 

Scripts will only be accepted during a submission window of August 15 through October 15, 2019. Scripts received outside this window will not be accepted. The list of winning plays will be announced in November 2019. 

  • 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. 2019. 
  • There is no financial compensation for winning entries. 

How to submit: Plays must be submitted via email to 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:

10-minute Play Fest 2016

18 May 2016

Scripts are being accepted in two categories: 

Category 1: An LGBT individual’s self-disclosure about their sexual orientation.

Category 2: Any interpretation of “Out of the Closet” literal or figurative. Plays may be comedy or drama. Both individual authors and collaborative teams are eligible.

  • Grand Prize Winner will receive $200.00 cash, a trophy and production of their play.
  • First Prize winner will receive $150 cash and production of their play.
  • An additional 4-6 runner-up scripts will also be produced.


  1. Submissions must be original, unproduced plays.
  2. Contestants must be 18 years of age or older.
  3. Running time must be between 5 and 10 minutes.
  4. No monologues, musicals or children’s plays..
  5. Playwrights may submit one play in each category. (2 plays maximum.)
  6. Scripts will not be returned. ETC does not assume any responsibility for the loss or damage of scripts. All reasonable care will be taken.
  7. All entries must be received by June 30th, 2016.
  8. Winners will be announced by July 30th, 2016.
  9.  Plays will be staged in a black box setting (there will be no set beyond a closet door). Please write accordingly.
  10.  Plays must have 2-6 characters.

Winning plays will be staged at Theatreworks September 9 – 11, 2016!

How to enter

  • Submit 2 copies of your 10-minute script.
  • Your name should not appear on your script.
  • Include a cover sheet with your name, address, phone number, email address and the title (s) of your play(s).
  • Enclose a $10.00 entry fee for each play entered.
  • Make checks payable to Emerald Theater Company

Caroline at “Out of the Closet”
c/o ETC
P.O. Box 41408
Memphis, TN 38174

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We look forward to reading your work!