Seeking fully produced,  10 minute (or under) 1 act plays
for Manhattan Repertory Theatre's 10 Minute play Contest

$200 cash prize for best 10 minute play!

November 11 - 19, 2015 at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 303 West 42nd St. at 8th Ave.

Each 10 minute or less play will be given a minimum of two performances and an additional 2 more performances if the the play goes on to the Finals on November 19, 2015.

Only 18 plays will participate in this 10 minute play contest!


To submit your 10 minute or less play production please email: 

The complete script of the 10 minute or less play,
a synopsis of the play,
the character breakdown,
the set and lighting requirements, 
the play's production history (if it has been produced before and where)
your mailing address,
and a creative team leader contact email address to: 

by October 15, 2015.

Please put “10 Minute Play Contest” in the subject heading. 
We will contact you within a week as to your acceptance.

Plays that we love will be accepted on a First-Come First-Served basis.
The earlier you submit the better chances you have of being accepted for we may end submissions before October 15, 2015, if we fill up all available performance slots

There is no submission fee.  


Each 10 minute play will be given a MINIMUM of 2 performances, with 2 more performances if the play moves on to the finals on November 19. 

We will supply a technician to run the sound and lights.

Voting will be done by audience ballot with graduated voting of each of the audience members 3 favorite plays.  There is NO raising of the hands, or a "Panel of Experts" like at some other play contests across the country. The voting is solely crowd-sourced and fair to all.

8 out of the 18 plays will return for The Finals on November 19 - 2 shows: 6:30 pm and 9 pm.

Each performance series will feature 9 plays - 4 from each performance series will move to the Finals.
Once accepted, there will be a $20 commitment fee.

All 10 minute plays cannot be produced elsewhere between your acceptance to the contest and your performance dates and cannot be produced in New York City for at least 30 days after the contest if you wish to participate.

If you have any questions, please email us at: