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

Ten-Minute Play Festival

Feb 16, 2023 to Feb 19, 2023
Alan MacVey Theatre, Theatre Building
Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 8:00pm
Friday, February 17, 2023 - 8:00pm
Saturday, February 18, 2023 - 8:00pm
Sunday, February 19, 2023 - 2:00pm


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.

The Festival Coordinator is Kristy Hartsgrove Mooers.

Festival Productions

A Ten Minute
by Tyler Salow

The Unpacking
by Sara Alvidrez

Secondhand Blues
by Delaney Waterman

Underneath the Willow Tree
by Renee Calhoun

When It Matters Most
by Charles Schmelzer

Five Rules of Death
by Kayla Hochman

by Logan Pratt

Childish Hearts
by Alice Webster

Staged Readings

I’m Not Hungry Anymore
by Kenneth Mack

Honest Work
by Caitlin Bissen

Mason Jars
by Alice Doherty

The Radio
by Emelia Wenzel

These Living Ghosts
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.