MN Shorts will have an in-person festival this year Sept. 8-9 at Lincoln Community Theater

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Your donations will be used to fund the Best of the Fest award -- giving $100 each night to the best short play in the festival. Donate any amount and help support local theatre and ORIGINAL plays.


The Minnesota Shorts Play Festival will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 at Lincoln Community Theater, 110 Fulton St., Mankato.

We had 126 submissions this year. Judges are currently narrowing down scripts to 20 Minnesota semi-finalists and 20 Midwest semi-finalists.

Six 10-minute plays will be chosen to be performed this fall on Thursday, Sept. 8 and repeated Friday, Sept. 9. There is also a series of 1-minute plays on the topic of "school."


Our Mission
The goal of Minnesota Shorts is to bring short play festivals to Minnesota and make theater accessible to a wider audience. All plays are 10 minutes or less.

If you have any questions regarding the festival send it to:

If Questions, call:

  Daytime phone: 507-934-8133

Evening Phone: 507-420-1881