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United Arts Council

NC 10 by 10: A Festival of 10-Minute Plays

Call for Submissions – February 1–March 10, 2018

Ten short plays by North Carolina playwrights will be selected for full production in NC Ten by Ten. The festival runs July 19-22, 2018 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro and July 26-28, 2018 at The Cary Theatre in Cary.

The festival is produced jointly by Cary Playwrights’ Forum and OdysseyStage Theater. Each group will cast and produce five of the 10 winners. All ten plays will be presented at each performance, with the production moving from The ArtsCenter to The Cary Theatre for its second weekend. The ArtsCenter’s mainstage theatre seats 300; The Cary Theatre seats 176.

NC 10 by 10 accepts entries only from playwrights currently living in North Carolina. Students attending a NC college full-time qualify, as do military personnel stationed in NC. The competition is limited to unpublished plays that have not been produced in the Triangle (Raleigh-Durham and surrounding areas).
Scripts must have simple staging requirements and run no longer than 10 minutes.
Musical submissions with little or no accompaniment are acceptable.
Playwrights may submit up to two scripts. Please send each submission in a separate email as described

Email Contents:
The subject line should have the words “10 by 10 Submission” followed by the title of the play (sample subject line: NC 10 by 10 Submission - Fighting Mr. Right).
The BODY of the email MUST include the title of the play and the playwright’s full contact information
including playwright’s name, mailing address, phone(s), and email. DO NOT attach contact information.
Attach script in standard format in Word or PDF with cast and set requirements.
There must be NO contact information on the script itself. Scripts that contain contact information will be

Submission Dates:
February 1 – March 10, 2018. Plays will not be accepted after March 10, 2018, 11:59PM EST. The email address for submissions is submissions@caryplaywrightsforum.org

We will notify the 10 winners by email and post those titles by April 15, 2018 on our websites:
www.caryplaywrightsforum.org and www.odysseystage.org

The Award:
Each writer whose work is produced during the festival will receive an award of $50.
If you have questions, please contact John Paul Middlesworth at middlesworth@odysseystage.org

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