The Citadel Theatre 10 Minute Play Contest

Citadel Theatre proudly announces our first 10 Minute Play Contest! 

All submissions will be read by a panel of judges comprised of professional theater artists. 

Awards: First place:  $350, second place: $100 and third place prize of $50.  

The top 10 plays will be included in Citadel Theatre’s 1st Annual Ten Minute Play Festival.

Submission Details

  • Script maximum page count- 20 pages
  • $5 Submission Fee  (due at time of submission)
  • Submisson Deadline: May 15, 2018
  • Multiple Submissions Allowed (Up to 3 scripts maximum)
  • The top 10 scripts will be announced on our website on June 21, 2018.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Title Page: Please include your name, address, phone number, email address and a brief biography.
  2. Submissions must be original, unpublished 10-minute plays written in English. Adaptations are accepted: playwright must show proof of rights held unless source text is in the public domain. 
  3. No professionally produced or published scripts. Plays that have had a workshop, reading, or non-professional production are eligible.
  4. Scripts under option or scheduled for a professional production or publication at the time of submission are not eligible.
  5. Plays must be sent as a Microsoft Word document or PDF file to by May 15, 2018
  6. $5 administrative fee for each submission may be paid online by clicking here. Or mail a $5 administrative fee via check to: 

Citadel Theatre Company, 825 S. Waukegan Road, A8 PMB123, Lake Forest, IL 60045.  (If mailing- please include your contact info & script title)

All administrative fees are applied towards the administration of this contest. 

7. If you have questions, please email to No phone calls please.

Citadel Theatre Company reserves the right to reject any manuscript for any reason.