Due to the large number of submissions, we are still reviewing plays. Winners will be posted and notified by April 1, 2017.

What the heck are Kauai Shorts?

a) Extremely small Hawaii islanders
b) Highly colored men’s underwear
c) Buttery Coconut Cookies
d) WIT’s 10-Minute Play Festival

Women in Theatre of Kauai announces a call for entries for Kauai Shorts, its sixth ten minute play festival, produced every other year. So sharpen your pencils, cudgel your brains and buy some fresh midnight oil – and then send your mini-magnum opus to us by January 31, 2017.

You may choose any subject that is suitable for a general audience. Plays must be original and unpublished and you must be the sole creator. ONE play may be submitted from each author, please. Words of advice: the cast should be small – no more than six actors – and the set, simple: no water features, curving staircases or chandeliers.

A panel of judges will select twenty scripts to be produced. One play will be selected to receive a $200 honararium.

Selected plays will be posted on our website by March 1, 2017.

The plays will be produced at WIT’s 2017 Kauai Shorts Festival at the Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center on May 26 and 27, 2017.

See below to enter.

May the muse be with you!

With Aloha from WIT


Women In Theatre is looking for new, original and unpublished plays for our sixth Kauai Shorts Play Festival, which will be held at KCC, Friday, May 26th and Saturday, May 27th
Play must be new, original and unpublished. You must be the sole creator of the play and entitled to confer performance rights.

Submissions must be received by email by January 31st, 2017.

Playwrights must be at least 18 years old. One submission per playwright.

Maximum running time is 10 minutes. Less is fine.

Cast maximum is six. No characters under the age of sixteen.

All scripts must be submitted in 12 point Courier or Times New Roman as word or doc. File.

Do not put your name on the script itself, as submissions are judged blind.

No elaborate sets or scene changes.

Twenty plays will be selected by a committee with consideration to be produced. One play will be selected to receive an honorarium of $200.

All scripts should include a separate title page with the following information:

  • Name, address, phone and email address of playwright
  • Cast of Characters with descriptions
  • A brief synopsis
  • Numbered pages

Plays selected for production will be listed on this website.

If chosen you grant performance rights, royalty-free, to Women In Theatre for the Festival.

The play remains the sole property of the playwright.

Plays which are staged will be video taped for archival purposes and playwright will receive a copy.

Any submissions not adhering to these guidelines may be eliminated from consideration.

To submit a play, use the form below.




  • The first page of your play document must be a title page which should include:
    1. Contact info: name, mailing address, phones, and e-mail
    2. Title of play
    3. A short summary of the play
    4. Brief descriptions of the two to three characters in the play
    5. Page numbers
    Upload a copy of your play here as a Word or doc file.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
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