And the Finalists for the 4th Annual Davenport 10 Minute Play Contest are . . .

E-Drumroll please . . .

It is with great pleasure that I announce the 10 Finalists for our 10 Minute Play Contest!

And they are . . . in no particular order . . .

Day One by Kelsey McConnell

You’ve Got To Tell Her by Anthony Dodge

Swipe (Hell) No by Fatima Cadet-Diaby

The Pain of Loving You by Colin Waitt

(T)Rain by Jo Cattell

Tin Can Telephone by Sara Fellini

The Body by Raymond Cothern

Safe Spaces by Mark Sasse

Linda by Diana Burbano

Jolly Wally by Chris Widney


Congratulations to the Top 10!

And now . . . the fun part!  Finding out who wins ‘da money!

In the past, we’ve had a 10 Minute Play Festival at my theater to debut the Top 10 and to pick the winner of the $500.

But, since the goal of this contest was simply to get Writers writing . . . we realized that that element restricted those from other parts of the planet from participating (and producing a play, even a 10 minute one, takes a lot more than 10 minutes!).

And so, this year, we’ve taken our festival online.

Our judges, Chris Coleman (Artistic Director of Portland Center Stage), Beth Blickers (Literary Agent at Agency for the Performing Arts) and moi will read all of the Finalists and vote for our favorite.

But wait.  I’m forgetting a judge.  Oh wait . . . it’s YOU!

For the first time, we’re putting the complete 10 Minute Plays online (just click the title of each Finalist above to read each one).  Read them (it won’t take you long), and then vote for your favorite here.  The winner of the audience vote will be submitted with the judges’ vote to pick the ultimate winner, who gets the $500.

And let me tell you, that audience vote can be the difference.  So read, enjoy and then vote!

The winner will be announced right here on this blog on May 6th.

Good luck!

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  • Jennifer says:

    What’s the deadline for voting?
    Would love to have our students participate but we are in finals week.
    Do we have say, til May 8? 🙂

  • Joe says:

    This was outstanding. I spent the morning reading the entries. They were really quite wonderful. There are a couple that are top drawer. My hat is off to all of the playwrights who submitted their work.

    I have submitted my vote. I hope all that are reading this will do the same.

    Continued success to all of the finalists.

  • Thomas Tierney says:

    Hi Ken,

    Really enjoy your blog and the webinar I attended… thanks for the invite to the industry reading of a new musical for Friday May 6th. I’d like to attend but your invite is now not to be found in my email. Is it still open? If so I’d like to come to the later one (3:30?) Let me know how to RSVP. Thanks!

    Tom Tierney
    cell 917-270-1585

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