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Interested in Writing a Play? Here’s a Workshop for you!

Workbench New Play Workshop

June 12-18

Have you ever wanted to write a play?  Do you have a story you want to tell?  Then, come check out the Workbench New Play Workshop.  Created by playwright/teacher Greg Paul, the Workbench is intensive and designed to guide a group of local writers through the process of writing their own, original, short play.  Participants will be led through a series of writing exercises facilitated by Greg and guest playwright/poet Melanie Goodreaux.  In the span of just 7 days, participants will go from a blank page to seeing their short play presented before a live audience.   The workshop is free and is open to any and all interested writers.  No playwriting experience is needed!  The Workbench will meet in the Park Rapids Armory and runs June 12th to June 18th.   For more information, contact:  info@northernlightopera.org

submissions open for MN Shorts Play festival

The Minnesota Shorts Play Festival is accepting short play scripts until March 1 for its upcoming 11th Annual festival this fall. The short play festival features seven of the best short plays from Minnesota writers and seven of the best short plays from around the Midwest and Merely Players performs the shows Sept. 5-6 in Mankato.


Short plays must be 10 pages or less and should be emailed as a pdf with the writer’s name and contact information on the title page only. Plays can be emailed to mnshorts@yahoo.com. Judges will read the scripts in the blind and choose the 7 Minnesota scripts to be performed this fall.


Minnesota playwrights can submit up to TWO short plays for the festival. For more information, go to www.mnshorts.comor contact the coordinator at 507-420-1881.