Ten-Minute play Festival Poster

Ten-Minute Play Festival 2024

by Undergraduate Playwrights

February 8, 9, 10 at 8:00 p.m. and February 11 at 2:00 p.m.
Staged Reading on February 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Alan MacVey Theatre

The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts is proud to present the 27th 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.

Please be advised that the performances contain gunshot sounds, discussion of death, war, divorce, & issues with fertility, and the staged readings contain discussions of violence, death, and body horror. 

Festival Productions

Pair of Bones
by Grace Pignolo

The Worst Supervillain in the World
by Darrin Terpstra

An Honest Song
by Miranda Miller

by Isaac Smith

Doves and Foxes
by Olivia George

Her Reputation
by Isabella Nelson

The Epic Highs and Lows of High School Show Choir
by Bridget Dieden

Secret Meeting
by Jasper Rood

Staged Readings

Love is a Disease
by Jobin Terranova

Derech Erets
by James Gulden

Murder Match Mansion
by Emelia Wenzel

Sam’s Playhouse
by David Behm

by Nat Payán



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.