Asheville’s National 10-Minute Play Contest & Festival April 7-9, 2016 at 7:30pm

Ten 10-minute plays 
selected from over 220 
submissions from all over the United States.

“We are really excited about this festival,” 
said Richard Handy, who worked with 
LEAD Productions to create the event, 
in a statement. 
“It’s going to put Asheville on 
the national map, theatrically.”

$20 in advance

$23 at the door

Thursday Apr 7th  7:30pm

Friday Apr 8th  7:30pm

Saturday Apr 9th  7:30pm

In recent years, the celebrated Blue Ridge mountain city of Asheville, NC, has made a name for itself on the national stage by way of its transformation into a food and entertainment destination. Now, Asheville’s burgeoning theatre community is set to debut a major, new event in Spring 2016: the Asheville National 10-Minute Play Contest & Festival.

 The way this contest is designed, playwrights are submitting their best, short, original plays (no more than 10 pages in length) to compete with others from across the United States for the chance to have their work produced and performed by theatrical professionals in an elegant venue, as well as win prizes. Over the course of three nights, ten winners will get to see their plays brought to life by a large collective of Asheville directors, actors and crew dedicated to creating dynamic, new theatre. The top ten entries will also each receive a $100 prize, a video copy of their script being produced, and a copy of their play published in a hardcopy anthology.

The Asheville National 10-Minute Play Contest & Festival was conceived and launched, courtesy of LEAD Productions, the staging company of NYS3 – The Meisner Conservatory for the Southeast.

LEAD co-producer and NYS3 Director Richard Handy emphasizes that the festival is not only a spectacular opportunity for playwrights, but collaboratively, for the local theatre community as well, in which directors and actors will get “to take their time to explore and develop a new piece, and it’s theatrical language and form, that is manageable at 10 pages.”

NYS3 LEAD Productions is an acting and design-driven production company dedicated to exploring and developing process-based works that stimulate discussion of human values through the exploration of theatrical form and independent filmmaking.