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Call for Submissions! 10 minute Play Contest!

September 7, 2017 | 8:00 am - September 22, 2017 | 5:00 pm


Have you got a story to tell? Rockport New Year’s Eve is now accepting submissions for their 10 Minute Play Contest. The theme: “A New Beginning.” The contest is open to all  playwrights. Plays can be of any genre, as long as they are written for a general audience and are not musicals. There is a fee of $10 per play. The maximum submission is two plays per playwright. Eight winning plays will be performed, script in hand, at the Rockport New Year’s Eve Celebration on December 31. For complete guidelines and play writing tips, or to sign up, go to our website: www.rockportnye.org. We look forward to reading your work!

  • Only original plays are eligible.

  • Theme is: A New Beginning

  • NOW Open to all Playwrights

  • Each play should require two to six characters and minimal props and costumes

  • The play, exclusive of the title and cast pages, must be no more than ten pages

  • $10 entry fee (can be paid online) Just fill out the form on our website, submit submission fee.  Email your script as an attachment to info@rockportnye.org  with just the title of the play in the subject line.

  • Author may submit more than one play, but each play must include a separate entry fee. Maximum 2 plays per playwright.

  • Two ways to submit:  by email or snail mail

  • Plays should be intended for a general audience.  

  • Judging will be done by a group of local theater professionals.

  • The winning 8 plays will be performed (script in hand) at the Rockport New Year’s Eve celebration!


Rockport New Year’s Eve (Rockport, MA) is an all-volunteer, non-profit corporation. The mission of RNYE is to broaden and deepen the public’s appreciation for the performing, literary, and visual arts through innovative, diverse and high-quality programs that offer the community a shared cultural experience that is accessible and affordable.   RNYE presents year-round programs that both support this mission and raise funds.  RNYE is largely supported by many business sponsorships and individual donations.


September 7, 2017 | 8:00 am
September 22, 2017 | 5:00 pm
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Rockport New Year’s Eve


Rockport, MA
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Rockport, MA 01996 United States
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