7th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival

October 13-14, 7:30pm
October 15, 2pm
















  • October 13-14 at 7:30pm
  • October 15 at 2pm


  • $10 DAC Members
  • $12 General

Group rates are available for parties of 12 or more, which includes reserved/priority seating. Please contact Doug Gonzalez, doug@durangoarts.org or (970) 259-2606, Ext 13 for more information.

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“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.”

The culminating event in DAC’s 10-Minute Play Celebration, this festival has become one of Durango’s favorite theatre events. Featuring winners and finalists of the DAC 10-minute Play Contest, come to DAC Theatre to support original works and celebrate new, emerging and professional voices in live theatre! This fast-paced theatre evening offering a grab-bag of comedy and drama is not to be missed!

DAC received 121 submissions from playwrights–emerging and professional – from across North America, as well as England and New Zealand for the 7th Annual 10-Minute Play Contest.

The top five finalist plays were presented as staged readings on Friday, June 2 in the DAC theater with local performers.  Judges selected the Grand Prize Winner for an award of $500 and the audience voted for a People’s Choice Award of $100.

Additionally, DAC is proud to spotlight a local writer as part of the festival, this year by Patty Templeton, who also writes for DGO Magazine.

2017 Finalists

GRAND PRIZE WINNER:  Bondservant by William Orem (Newton, MA)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE: Where’s This Train Going? by Bruce Guelden (Winters, CA)

The Truth about Spicy Cajun Curry by Erin Glenn-Hash (Lincoln, NE)

Crisis of Character by Scott Lummer (Santa Rosa, CA)

Good Things by Peter J. Stavros (Louisville, KY)

This year’s 10-Minute Play Festival will include a local playwright spotlight:

War Report of Professor Adventure by Patty Templeton (Durango, CO)

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