Participate in Ten Minute Play Contest

Would you like to participate in our Play Palooza, 10 Minute Play Contest? Please follow the instructions below:

Play Palooza, 10 Minute Play Contest
Work with fellow Teen Actors Age 13+ to create a high-quality workshop performance of Play Palooza’s winning plays!

If you’re interested in auditioning for this year’s Play Palooza presentation, please e-mail:


Step 1.Rules & Requirements

  • Students in grades 3-12 are invited to submit original plays to Play Palooza, 10 Minute Play Contest, 2021. 
  • Public, private, charter, and home-school students are welcome to submit entries.
  • Original works can be submitted in three categories: Elementary School, Middle School, and High School.
  • Collaborative works are accepted.
  • Deadline: Friday, December 17, 2021

Step 2.Documents Needed

  • Submission Form
  • Copy of your Ten Minute Play (PDF or DOCX file format preferred) should be attached to the form.

Step 3.Complete Submission Form

Submission Form

Step 4.We'll Contact You

  • You will receive an e-mail as soon as we receive your submission.  Selected plays will receive staged readings at the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre in Spring 2022. Prizes and acknowledgements for selected playwrights provided by the Friends of the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre.