Friends of Spring Green Library Call for 10-Minute Original Plays

Press Release

SPRING GREEN—The Friends of the Spring Green Community Library invite submissions of original 10-minute plays by local authors that will be performed at their annual meeting on March 22, 2017.

For the 2017 Betty Irwin Memorial Readers’ Theater 10-Minute Play Contest,  named in memory of a longtime Friends of the Library board member and library supporter, scripts will not be memorized and minimal props and costumes will be used.

Only original plays, never before produced, are eligible. Comedies are preferred but dramas will also be accepted. The play, exclusive of cover page, title and cast pages, may be no more than 10 pages long. The cover page must include the playwright’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address. All other pages should not identify the playwright.

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 10. Entries must be postmarked and mailed to FOL Play Contest, Spring Green Community Library, 230 E. Monroe St., Spring Green, WI 53588. They also can be hand-delivered during regular library hours by 5 p.m. Feb. 10. Submissions cannot be received electronically.

A panel will judge the plays anonymously and three winners will be chosen. Finalists will be notified by Feb. 20.

Winning playwrights will be awarded prizes of $100, $75 and $50 and the opportunity to stage their play before an enthusiastic audience. Authors retain copyright and full ownership of their plays and will be responsible for selection of cast, rehearsals, and production at the meeting 7 p.m. March 22.