251 South Ann Street

Baltimore, MD  21231 

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 10x10x10 10-Minute Play Contest

*Baltimore Originals*

Fells Point Corner Theatre is seeking ten 10-minute, original plays written by playwrights in the Baltimore area to be considered for production in March and April 2017, as part of our critically acclaimed 10-minute play festival 10x10x10.

After the immensely succesful run in 2016, Fells Point Corner Theatre is thrilled to bring back our anual 10x10x10 short play festival.   The 10x10x10 festival has turned into a staple of local theater in Baltimore, nearly selling out every single performance.  This year’s festival will be featured as the 5th show of our 2016-2017 Season: #RescueMe.

As is tradition with our 10x10x10 festival, we will collect audience votes at the end of each performance.  The top play, by the accumulation of votes, will be awarded an Audience Selection Award in the form of a cash prize of $150 dollars (that’s 10 TIMES the price of admission)!  Second and third place finishers will also receive a cash prize award.  See festival rules and guidelines below for more information.

The 10 selected plays will open on Friday, March 31st and run through Sunday, April 16th.  They will be performed in our second floor Sokal Theatre at 251 S. Ann Street.  Performances will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings @ 8:00pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm. General admission tickets will be sold for $15 for all performances.

Submission guidelines:

  • Scripts should be submitted via email between November 1st, 2016 and January 8th, 2017 to submissions(at)fpct.org. We require the emailing of scripts via a digital attachment in order to facilitate the sharing of the script for the review process.  

  • We are accepting submissions from playwrights located in or around the Baltimore Area.  We will also accept submissions from playwrights who no longer reside in Baltimore but were once Baltimore-based artists. We encourage those playwrights who are selected to engage with us during the rehearsal process.

  • Writers can submit a maxium of three scripts. 

  • The body of the email should contain the playwright’s first and last name, address, and a primary phone number. The play should be included as an attachment, preferably a .pdf, with the playwright’s name or contact information removed from showing up anywhere on the actual script (blind submission). 

  • Scripts should be no more than 12 pages in length (including 1 title page and 1 character list page). 

  • A cast of 10 Adult actors will play all roles in selected plays. No child actors will be cast.

  • Scripts must have relatively simple demands for stage, costume, props or other design requirements. No script may have more than six characters. 

  • Scripts must represent completely original works. We are looking for NEW plays. Please do not submit anything that has previously been produced.

  • Audience votes will be tallied and cash prizes will be given out on the final Sunday of the festival.  1st Place - $150.00 2nd Place - $100.00 and 3rd Place - $50.00.