10-Minute Play Festival

2023 Festival Lineup

February 10th, 7:30 PM | February 11th, 2 PM & 7:30 PM | Powerhouse

  • 20 Avon by Kristin Andrea Hanratty (Michigan)
  • Patients by George Kehoe (Mississippi)
  • Dead Man by Chuck Smith (Virginia)
  • The Hitchhikers by Joseph Atkins (Mississippi)
  • The Square Billed Sapphire by Tim Lehnert (Rhode Island)
  • Lunch Break by LaToya Faulk (Mississippi)
  • The Influencer by Sem Megson (Ontario, Canada)

2022 10 Minute Play Contest Winners

Grand Prize Winner: 20 Avon by Kristin Andrea Hanratty (Michigan)

Second Place: Patients by George Kehoe

Third Place (Tie)

  • Buried Fish and Lilacs by Michael W Moon
  • Guestbook by Patti Veconi 

Lineup and Winners from 2021/2022

2022 Festival Lineup, May 13-14 at the Powerhouse

  • 867 Deaths of Jesse James by C.A. Munn, directed by Jackie Daniels
  • Jar(ring) by Leslie Barker, directed by Allie Grant
  • A.I. Barista by Joe Wolff, directed by Joe Atkins
  • Skip Intro by John Yunker, directed by Bud Fanton
  • thirty and next by Matthew Stephen Smith, directed by Daniell Mattern

2021 Festival Winners

Grand Prize: “The 867 Deaths of Jesse James” by CA Munn

Second Place: “Skin Deep” by James McLindon

Third Place: “thirty and next” by Matthew Stephen Smith

Runners Up

“Jar(ring)” by Leslie Barker

“Mr. Patterson’s Aborted Flight” by Charlie Finesilver

We had 214 participants in 2021!

Theatre Oxford’s annual 10-Minute Play Festival showcases new dramatic works in arts-loving Oxford Mississippi, a town beloved for its literary history. It all starts with the writing contest, which receives submissions from all over the world. Our submissions are read and rated anonymously by volunteer readers in two rounds, and the play selection committee chooses the grand, second, and third prize winners. The grand prize is $1,000 plus production at the festival, alongside 4 or 5 plays from our pool of contest finalists and plays we have solicited from local authors.