Titles for 2021 include: Fisher's Daughter by Alina Rios (Seattle, WA) lift by Heidi Kraay (Boise, ID) Loss and Light by Marla Norton (Eugene, OR) Mattress Magic Empire by Eric Braman (Springfield, OR) On the Porch by Debbie Lamedman (Portland, OR) Sarah and Charles are on the Bus by Connor French (Portland, OR) Spaghetti by Deborah Chava Singer (Vancouver, WA) The Tale of the User Agreement by Lolly Ward (Portland, OR)
NW10: Into the Cybersphere! will stream four live plays followed by a brief artist talkback each performance (titles scheduled for each evening TBA).
The complete festival will also be available to stream on demand February 25-28, 2021. Our cohort of playwrights will kick off the final festival weekend with a digital roundtable discussion on Thursday, February 25 at 6:30pm. More information will be announced in January 2021.
Scripts were reviewed and selected blind, without readers having knowledge of the writer's name or location. The final line-up was decided by this year's guest judge, NYC-based playwright/director Kareem Fahmy.
The Northwest 10 Festival of 10-Minute
Plays goes digital in February 2021, celebrating its 13
installment with a series of live-streamed performances. This year’s festival is titled
NW10: Into the Cybersphere, a nod to this
year’s all-digital format. "Livestream
theatre allows us to explore new boundaries and approaches to theatre making
and engagement,” says Eric Braman, one of the NW10 producers. “We are excited
to see how playwrights creatively utilize the assets of digital theatre to tell
dynamic stories. The best part? Theatre in the cybersphere is accessible
theatre! This is a great opportunity for playwrights to access a huge, new
audience across the digital world."
The 2021 NW10 Festival is produced with support from the Lane County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust.
Submissions for the 2021 festival are now closed. Details for future submissions will be announced at a later date. See this year's call for scripts and submission guidelines
NW10 script submissions are usually open from September 1 - October 31, annually.
Directing interest form submissions for the 2021 festival are now closed. Details for future festivals will be announced at a later date. No previous experience necessary.
Audition submissions for the 2021 festival are now closed. If you are interested in participating in the festival in future years, please email
The Northwest Ten Festival is a co-production of NW10 and Oregon Contemporary Theatre. If you have any additional questions, please email