King’s Shorts Festival of Ten Minute Plays (Canada, $10 entry fee, $200 prize)

The eleventh King’s Shorts Festival of Ten Minute Plays, will be hosted by King’s Theatre in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada on June 16, 17 and 18, 2017.

Eligibility: The Festival is open to all writers and playwrights worldwide, even if you have never written a play before.

What you pay: $10 entry fee per script (2 script maximum)

What you get:  The organizing committee will choose eight plays, by eight different playwrights, to be staged by the Annapolis Royal Drama Group utilizing local directors.  Of those eight, one will be chosen by Theatre Nova Scotia as the winning entry and receive a prize of $200.   A second place winner, also chosen by Theatre Nova Scotia, will receive a prize of $100.  All attending audiences will be asked to vote for the People’s Choice Award, announced at the Sunday matinee on June 18.

What to submit: Submissions should not be more than 10 minutes in length when read, can be any genre (comedy, tragedy etc.), should have a limited amount of characters (1-4), and should not have been previously produced in any form.  Hand written plays are not acceptable.  Because of the nature of the Festival, the sets must be kept simple and be capable of being changed quickly.

Playwrights may submit a maximum of two plays, using a different pseudonym per script.

How to apply:  Entries for the Festival must be sent to the address below, with a non-refundable $10 entry fee per script, and be postmarked no later than January 13, 2017.

The first page of the play should contain the play’s title, a pseudonym, and all pages must be numbered.  The playwright’s actual name and contact information should be in a sealed envelope, with the script name and pseudonym on the front.  This will ensure anonymity during the judging process.  Scripts will not be returned and applicants will be informed by March 3, 2017 if their play is to be included in the Festival.

For further information contact Verilea Ellis at 902-245-2309 or email Please send entries to Kings Shorts, c/o King’s Theatre, 209 St. George Street, Annapolis

Deadline:  13 January 2017

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