Ten-Minute Play Festival by Undergraduate Playwrights. Illustration of Theatre Building.

Ten-Minute Play Festival 2023

by Undergraduate Playwrights

February 16, 17, 18 at 8:00 p.m. and February 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Staged readings on February 18 at 2:00 p.m.
Alan MacVey Theatre

The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts is proud to present the 26th Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival. Join us for the premiere of these undergraduate playwright’s new works!

The Ten-Minute Play Festival features ten-minute productions that are written, acted, designed, and run by undergraduate students. Support these students in a night that will have something for everyone.

There will also be a staged reading of select works happening at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18.

Festival Productions

A Ten Minute
Written by Tyler Salow, Directed by Zhenya Loughney

The Unpacking
Written by Sara Alvidrez, Directed by Lindsey Wildman

Secondhand Blues
Written and directed by Delaney Waterman

Underneath the Willow Tree
Written by Renee Calhoun, Directed by Jasper Rood

When It Matters Most
Written by Charlie Schmelzer, Directed by Ella Swartz

5 Rules of Death
Written by Kayla Hochman, Directed by Madison Godsey

Written by Logan Pratt, Directed by Logan Pratt

Childish Hearts
Written by Alice Webster, Directed by Emelia Wenzel

Staged Readings

I’m Not Hungry Anymore
Written by Kenneth Mack

Honest Work
Written by Caitlin Bissen

Mason Jars
Written by Alice Doherty

The Radio
Written by Emelia Wenzel

These Living Ghosts
Written by Cameron Barnett


Tickets for the Ten-Minute Play Festival are available in the Theatre Building lobby one hour before show time.
Tickets are free for University of Iowa students (with a valid ID) and $5 for general admission.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Department of Theatre Arts in advance at 319.335.2700.