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Oxford, Mississippi: Theatre Oxford announces National 10 Minute Play Contest

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Attention all playwrights and others who would like to see if they have what it takes to write a stage play, you are invited to submit a stage play to Theatre Oxford's National 10 Minute Play Contest. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2014.

The contest information is posted here from the festival site. "The Grand Prize Winner receives the LW Thomas Award of $1000 and a production of the winning script at the Annual Ten Minute Play Festival. Submit your own ten minute play, and maybe your script will be produced!"

The history of the event is outlined by Theatre Oxford. "Every year, Theatre Oxford holds the National 10 Minute Play Contest receiving submissions from playwrights from all over the world. The Top Five Finalists from the Contest are presented at the Staged Readings in May, where the Grand Prize Winner is determined. The winning play is then fully produced along with four other plays, featuring several written by local playwrights, at the Annual Ten Minute Play Festival in the fall. The Festival involves lots of talented local actors and directors and celebrates the playwright and the genre of the ten minute play!

Theatre Oxford is now celebrating 15 years of ten minute plays! Local playwrights, Neil White and LW Thomas, founded the National 10 Minute Play Contest in 1998. The first Grand Prize Winner was produced in 1999 prior to the production of Neil White's play "Paper." The First Annual Ten Minute Play Festival started in 2000 and featured the Grand Prize Winner from the National Contest and locally written plays. The National Contest and Festival was and still is an ideal way to showcase new works as well as highlight local playwrights and excite audiences about productions."

For entry information, click on the following link, Theatre Oxford.

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