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June 7 - 23

3 Weeks Only  9 Performances
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We’re Baaaaaack ! 

 If variety is the spice of life, then the Actors Theatre Playhouse has the ticket for you.

Our Festival returns, and in just ten minutes anything can happen. And it usually does! Can you tell what these stories have in common? 

Doris and Harold from Hackensack reexamine love and marriage 
while viewing the highly suggestive surroundings of the Chandela Temples in India

A young girl shares a few ‘OMG’ moments with two elderly women 
who enter her flower shop searching for more than just Zinnias

Will comes home to find the new neighbor’s Jeep in HIS parking spot  
What is t/his world coming to?

  You meet a boy who speaks in quotes from one famous film after another.
Could this be the start of a beautiful friendship? 

A young man and his duck are inseparable (of course), until one fateful day

A flood in an Alaskan town washes all sorts of truth to shore 

Old love letters come to light and reveal more than just the past  

Give up?  

They are all WINNERS in our Regional Competition 
and make up this year’s Ten Minute Play Festival! 

“This year’s Ten Minute Play Festival marks the tenth annual return, and features seven winners of the theatre’s  Regional Competition,” explains co-producer (along with Burt Tepfer)  and director Jim Bombicino. “The Festival was established to encourage the production of new works from New England writers while exposing our actors and new directors to the techniques and practices of working with playwrights producing new plays.” The winning scripts were selected by a committee of playhouse directors according to established criteria for quality ten minute plays. We also considered factors such as how well plays could be staged in our space, what scripts would work together for a balanced evening of theater, and how well audiences would receive them. “This festival is a win-win,” says Bombicino. “The playwright gets his or her play produced and ATP directors get an opportunity to refine their craft in a collaborative atmosphere.” Our directors this year include returning veterans as well as relative ‘newbees’:  Michael Jerald, Jim Bombicino, Paige Lussier-Johnson, Mo Hart, Sherman Morrison, Brenda Sietz, and Marilyn Tullgren.  

The Festival has been an audience-pleaser since it first began in 2007. As well, actors have returned to audition for roles year after year. This year's Festival offers our actors over twenty roles. The variety in the offerings and the quick pace at which things move along make it a unique theatrical form. The Plays capture pivotal moments. Even the tightly choreographed set changes between plays win kudos from the audiences and add to the overall charm of the evening. They challenge the playwright, the director, and the actors to make it all happen now, the way it does in real life. There is no time for long background exposition or the slow teasing out of emotional undercurrents. It’s a formula that works equally well for uproarious comedy, or a sudden tragedy, or an unexpected twist in plot... in short, all the variety of life. Think of them as 'popcorn' plays……….Bet you can't eat just one !”

Ten Minute Play Festivals have become an established and popular genre across the theatre world. Playwrights love the challenge. Thousands have been written by the best known playwrights to neophyte theater students in high schools and colleges.  It’s a perfect training ground for new directors and actors, introducing them to the Actors Theatre audience. Many have gone on to direct or act in ATP Main Stage and Staged Reading productions. 

A Splendid Time is Guaranteed for All !

HomeBox Office2018 Season

 Actors Theatre Playhouse Seeking Original Scripts 
for our 2019 Ten Minute Play Festival

The Actors Theatre Playhouse of West Chesterfield, New Hampshire, and Brattleboro, Vermont, is accepting Ten Minute Play Submissions for its Ten Minute Play Festival in June of 2019.


All scripts will be accepted ONLY thru Email at tenplays19@gmail.com

Email is best for us to get your manuscript to our review committees as quickly as possible. Upon acceptable receipt, a return email will confirm your delivery to us.

The deadline for entry of a manuscript is September 30th, 2018. 

Six to eight Winners and Alternates will be announced to all participants by early November.

It is with deep regret that we cannot offer any financial prizes at this time. The winners will receive production of their play as part of our next Ten-Minute Play Festival and multiple tickets should the authors be able to attend.

Ten-minute plays should play in one scene, have minimal scenic requirements, not exceed ten-twelve pages in length and have two to six characters.

The goal of the Festival is both to encourage the production of new works from regional writers while exposing our actors and directors to the techniques and practices of working with playwrights and producing new plays.