Pen to Paper to Performance

Pen to Paper to Performance

Scripts accepted between now and March 11. Eight selected submissions will be produced in our final showcase event, Pen to Paper to Performance, April 26 and 27 in the Keim Center Black Box Theatre on the Hesston College campus. Winning submissions will be announced March 18, and will receive a percentage of the box office earnings. Auditions and rehearsals for the
chosen shows will begin the following week.

Submission Rules

  • We will accept no more than two (2) plays per playwright
  • Scripts should fall between 8-12 pages and run roughly 10 minutes
  • Suggested number of characters is 3-5
  • Characters in plays should be able to be portrayed by college students
  • Location/setting expectations should be kept minimal for the sake of logistics
  • No musicals
  • Original work only, no previously produced work will be accepted
  • We will acknowledge submissions via email, but we will not offer critiques
  • Please staple hard copy of script. Please no binders, covers or folders
  • We reserve the right to edit for the sake of time or logistics in collaboration with the playwright

How to submit:

Please submit both a hard copy and an emailed copy. Hard copies will not be returned. Plays should include a cover page with the following information:

  • Play title
  • Your name
  • Your phone number
  • Your email address

On campus or in town submissions:

Drop off in Keim Center.


Mail hard copy to:
Hesston College
c/o Rachel Jantzi, Director of Theatre
Box 3000
Hesston KS 67062

Email identical copy to: with “10 minute play” in subject line

Questions? Call 620-327-8142.