Carpenter Square Theatre
Seeks Ten Minute Plays

Carpenter Square Theatre is accepting submissions of original ten-minute plays from Oklahoma writers for the theater’s 15th Annual Ten-Minute Play Contest.  Winning plays will be performed as staged readings at “Best in Ten,” a benefit event for the theater that will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

Deadline for play submissions is Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by midnight.


Submission guidelines are as follows:

• Scripts may not exceed 10 minutes in reading or performance. More than one script may be submitted.

• Playwright must be living in Oklahoma. Students from Oklahoma who are attending out-of-state colleges may submit.

• A separate cover letter should include the title of the play, the playwright’s name, address, telephone numbers, e-mail address, and a bio of 100 words or less. The playwright’s name may not appear anywhere on the script.

• Three copies of each script should be submitted if submitting by regular mail or drop off.

• Scripts should be approximately 7-10 pages typed in 12 point font on 8 ˝ ” x 11” paper in standard play script format, and must have a reading time of no more than 10 minutes. The pages may be secured with one staple in the upper left-hand corner, but should be unbound.

• Scripts should include a brief synopsis, list of characters, brief character descriptions and given circumstances.

• Scripts should be a complete play, not an excerpt from a longer work.

Materials must be received no later than September 18, 2018 by midnight. Materials may be hand-delivered, emailed or postmarked by deadline date.

Selections will be made by October 1, 2018, and writers will be notified within a couple of days if their script has been selected. Scripts will not be returned, although writers may pick up their scripts in the Carpenter Square Theatre office after October 9. The winning writers will receive two complimentary tickets to the event where their work will be presented as a staged reading, as well as a gift from the theatre.

Drop off or Mail submissions to:
Rhonda Clark, Artistic Director
Carpenter Square Theatre
806 W. Main
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Or e-mail submissions to

For more information, phone 405-232-6500 or e-mail



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