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For Immediate Release
February 11, 2014

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Stuart Soloway
(585) 395-2797

Submissions Now Being Accepted for Festival of Ten IX

Scripts must be submitted by midnight (EST) on April 1, 2014

Brockport, NY – Though the Department of Theatre and Music Studies is still in the midst of its current season (Dead Man’s Cell Phone opens on February 28), they are also getting ready for next season: the department is now accepting submisisons of 10-minute plays for their ninth bi-annual Festival of Ten, a program consisting of 10 of these plays. The works, which are being solicited internationally, can be entered by amateur and professional playwrights alike.

After being vetted through a rigorous reading and selection process, the top 10 plays will be given full productions in February 2015.

The basics for submissions are as follows:

• All submissions are to be made online. Please visit the Department of Theatre and Music Studies’ website for complete submission and format guidelines:

• Each submission must have a cover sheet (available with the submission guidelines)

• Each script must have a running time of seven to 14 minutes

• Only original scripts allowed

• Maximum of two scripts per playwright

• No musicals

• Previously produced plays, for which admission was charged, are not accepted

• Plays written by The College at Brockport Department of Theatre and Music Studies faculty and staff (full and part time) are not accepted

• Entries will be acknowledged by email

• Scripts must be submitted by midnight (EST) on April 1, 2014

• Finalists will be notified by December 1, 2014

• Awards will be given to four of the selected plays

• For more information and a complete list of policies and procedures pertaining to play submisisons and the selection process, please visit

The Fesitval of Ten is always an audience favorite, featuring works that highlight the subjects that inspire today’s playwrights. The plays can range from comedic to dramatic – and everywhere in between – and as P. Gibson Ralph, the chair of the Department of Theatre and Music Studies, is wont to say: “The Festival of Ten is like the weather in Rochester. If you aren’t enjoying the play that you are seeing, wait 10 minutes and it will change.”


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