10-Minute (virtual) Play Festival                                                                                                                July 29-31, 2021

10-Minute (virtual) Play Festival: Call for Submissions

We are accepting submissions for our Annual 10-Minute Play Festival, to be performed in July 2021. We are looking for 6 strong plays to feature so, once again, we are holding a competition. The rules are simple and are as follows:


1. Any playwright may enter; only one script per playwright.

2. The play must be a 10-minute play (meaning it will be approximately 10 pages long (dialogue). If it’s a monologue/one-person piece, it should come in under 10 pages).

3. All plays should be emailed, with a separate cover page, with: play's title, author's name, email address, mailing address and phone number. The play itself should only have the title; no identifying information contained in or on the 10-page script.

4. To be considered, each script must be received by March 2, 2021.

5. The contest is open to the first 300 entries received.

6. Winning entrants agree to a full production of their scripts and video recording and presentation of their scripts. (Given the ongoing and fluid situation with covid-19, we are planning to offer the Play Fest as a virtual/livestream production. However, this doesn’t change what we’re looking for in terms of script submissions)


The 6 Selected playwrights will each receive $200 in prize money.

There is NO submission fee, and NO hidden fees.

All entries should be sent to: sweftdart@yahoo.com with "10-min play fest" in the header.


Submission Count: 287 (as of 6pm, 2/25)

Our friend Jim "Jim D" Daugherty, longtime box office manager (and more) for Studio Players, passed away in October of 2020. Studio’s Board of Directors recently voted to plant a tree in Jim’s memory next to the Carriage House, and it now grows outside the windows – where it can always keep an eye on us.


Jim D was the friendly face of Studio for so many people, greeting patrons as they picked up tickets on the way in to the shows. A beloved, devoted, and long-time member of the Studio Players family, Jim’s imprint runs deep and his welcoming presence will remain part of the Carriage House. We are grateful for the chance to know and work with him, and we're glad to always have this reminder of him just outside. The show must go on, and he will always be with us as it does, never forgotten.

Strike your harps you happy gang,

who now stand at Heaven's door,

cymbals and drums loudly bang,

dancing on that golden floor.



July 29-31, 2021
(more info to come)


The Carriage House Theatre is located at 154 W. Bell Ct.
For driving directions, click here.

We accept all major credit cards at the box office, as well as cash or check.