2020 (now 2022) 10-Minute Play Competition

 Since the 2020 competition, the staging of the winning plays has not been realized due to the Covid-19 Pandemic from March 2020 through May 2021. The winning plays below will now be performed in our 2021-2022 season in June 2022. See This Season for exact dates for the 2022 10-Minute Play Festival. Heartland thanks all the winning playwrights for their patience, waiting for their plays to be produced.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNING PLAYWRIGHTS!

Alexander Wilkie, Moorsetown NJ: BIG BEAR LAKE

Loretta Bolger Wish, Manaquan NJ: CAMPFIRE STORIES

Matthew Weaver, Spokane WA: MARSHMALLOWS AND OLD FLAMES

John Patrick Bray, Athens GA: ROLLING MY OWN

Tod Shacklett, Victorville CA: STAND EASY, STRANGER

Callie Minks, Danville KY: THE OTHER SIDE

Brook North, Raleigh NC: THE STREAM

Jim Kraft, Carmel IN: WANDERING STEPS AND SLOW


THE NEXT 10-Minute Play Competition’s theme is THE WAITING ROOM!  

We’ve all been waiting. Here at Heartland, we waited for the day when we could open our doors again. Our patrons waited for the chance to get back to the things that they enjoy. For more than two years, we’ve all mastered the art of waiting.

Now our 10-Minute Play Festivals are back in production, but that doesn’t mean the waiting is over. In fact, we’re embracing it. The theme for our 2023 10-Minute Play Festival is The Waiting Room. We want to see what happens while people are waiting for something to happen.

It should be a uniquely complete night of theater. Haven’t we always been told that all things come to those who wait? But rocker Tom Petty told us that “the waiting is the hardest part.” And, of course, it will be another opportunity for Heartland to bring terrific artists and our wonderful patrons together to celebrate material written just for us.

We can’t wait!

CALL for submissions: Labor Day, September 2022. DEADLINE for submissions:  FEBRUARY 1, 2023    

AUDITIONS: April 24, 25, 2023. PERFORMANCES:  June 1,2,3 | 8,9,10,11 | 15,16,17 | 22,23,24 – 2023

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PLAY

History of Heartland’s 10-Minute Play Festival

Previous 10-Minute Play Winners

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