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12th Annual Short Play Festival

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Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's

Short Play Festival

will take place June 28-30th, 2024!

Curtain times are:

June 28rd 7:30pm

June 29th 7:30pm

June 30th 2:30pm 

Pre-show music begins one-hour before curtain!

Come enjoy a drink in our lobby bar

Admission to the Festival is $12.00 or by a roll of the dice! Any amount from $2 - $12! is what you pay!

Admission is first-come first-serve!

Play Submission

Playwrights can submit one 1-minute script and one up-to-10-minute script for judging. The submission deadline is Wednesday, March 1 at 4 pm. EST. Submissions are open to all Indiana residents.


Scripts must be attached as a PDF file in a message to The subject line should be the playwright’s last name, the play title, and the submission category – either 1- minute or up-to-10-minutes, for example: Smith, “This Is a Good Play Title,” 1-minute play. The name of the play, its category and the playwright’s contact information – name, physical address, e-mail address and phone number – must be included in the body of the message, too.


Other submission rules:

  • Playwrights must be 16 years and older to submit.

  • Submissions must be plays only. Musicals will not be accepted.

  • Please submit only one script per message.

  • Plays must not have been produced or published prior to submission.

  • Plays that are longer than 1 minute or longer than 10 minutes, depending on the category, will not be accepted.

  • The cast size is limited to five people; casts will include actors ages 18 and older, only.

  • Scripts should have simple set, costume and other technical requirements.

Civic Theatre will contact all playwrights by email prior to a public announcement of the winning scripts on April 20, 2024 at The Civic Theatre Season Reveal and via external communications. The 12th Annual Play Festival will be produced June 28-30, 2024

Playwrights whose plays are produced in the festival will receive a PDF of the program, the poster, and production photos.


Auditions for the 12th Annual Play Festival will be held May 13 and 14, 2024. More information to come.

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