Ten For All

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre is thrilled to present the Ten for All Festival, a celebration of locally-sourced ten-minute plays.
Written by all. Performed for all. Voted on by all. Ten for All.

THE BASICS


The Ten for All 10-minute playwriting festival is a celebration of everything that makes our creative community so spectacular.  For a second year, we are handing over our stage to West Michigan’s playwrights and allowing our community members to vote on their favorites.

From many submissions, 3 semifinalists will be chosen in each category and receive a staged reading, adjudication by a celebrity judge, and receive a cash prize. Then, a single play in each category will be fully produced on the Meijer Majestic Stage for our final round of competition March 18th-20th.

NEW IN 2022

 

  • Semifinalist plays will receive an IN-PERSON reading on the Meijer Majestic stage. 
  • Semifinal readings are open to the public and free (with a ticket reservation).
  • There are THREE age categories for Youth Playwrights, based on grade level.

  • There will be TWO Audience Choice Awards – one for Youth Playwrights and one for Adult Playwrights.

  • Audience members are invited to vote on the categories for the 2023 Ten for All event.

THE PROCESS


YOUTH CATEGORIES

YOUTH (grades 1-5)

YOUTH (grades 6-8)

YOUTH (grades 9-12)

 

ADULT CATEGORIES

COMEDY

DRAMA

WILD CARD (for pieces that do not fit the COMEDY OR DRAMA categories)

 

Playwrights are invited to submit their original 10-minute work in ONE of the six categories above.

  Submission guidelines are available below.

SUBMISSION PERIOD: NOVEMBER 1ST – DECEMBER 6TH

 

SEMIFINAL READINGS: THREE SCRIPTS FROM EACH CATEGORY

 

January 31st (Youth Categories)

 

February 1st (Adult Categories)

 

Three scripts from each category will be chosen by a panel of local theatre enthusiasts following a points rubric (see below).  Semifinalists will receive a cash prize of $25 each and a 30 minute meeting with the director assigned to their piece to prepare for the semifinal readings. A cast of local actors will perform a public reading of the semifinal scripts on the Meijer Majestic stage, on Monday, January 31st (Youth Categories) and Tuesday, February 1st (Adult Categories). Three celebrity judges will score the plays, and Civic will announce the finalists on February 4th. Note that Semifinal tickets are not available yet, but will be soon.

FINALS:

MARCH 18TH – 20TH

 

Finalists will receive an additional cash prize of $50 and their scripts will be fully produced on Civic Theatre’s Meijer Majestic Stage in a series of public, ticketed performances March 18th – 20th, with a final awards ceremony on the evening of March 20th. The production will use the same director as the readings, and the playwright will be invited to attend two rehearsals during the production period (see rules below for more information).  

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Two prizes awarded by audience vote: 1 for youth, 1 for adult

The six finalists will also be eligible for the Audience Choice Award and an additional $100 cash prize during the public performance period.  Guests who attend the public performances will be allowed one vote per ticket purchased and the two Audience Choice Awards will be announced at the awards ceremony following the March 20th performance.

 

THE RULES

CLICK HERE for details.

HOW TO SUBMIT A PLAY


CLICK HERE  for instructions.

ADJUDICATION & PRODUCTION PROCESS


In the first round, plays will be adjudicated by a panel of readers based on THIS RUBRIC.  Adjudicators will not know the name or any other identifying information about the playwright.  

For complete details on the production process, CLICK HERE