|Smith & Kraus and True Acting Institute
The 10 Minute Play Contest for Theaters and Playwrights!
Smith and Kraus
Smith and Kraus Publishers, founded in 1990, is the premier U. S. publisher of contemporary trade theater books and associated digital resources. We are the leading source for books about theater—from collections of monologues and scenes for use in class or at auditions, to contemporary and classic play collections, to acting technique and career resource titles.
True Acting Institute Founded by Larry Silverberg, one of the world's foremost authorities on the Sanford Meisner technique of acting, Larry is the author of the acclaimed 4 volume series, The Sanford Meisner Approach and his books, Loving To Audition, The 7 Simple Truths of Acting for the Teen Actor, Meisner For Teens, True Acting Tips and Winning Your Acting Auditions.
For the past 15 years, The Best Ten Minute Plays of the Year has been one of S&K's biggest selling books. Results? Promotion for thousands of playwrights leading to countless productions and script sales! This year, True Acting Institute enters a strategic partnership with S&K to build on that foundation with a playwriting contest, new promotional components in the book and online strategies to support you and your work. We invite Ten Minute Producing Theaters and Playwrights to submit 10 minute plays for the chance to be published in the 2019 book!
90 Theaters and Playwrights will be chosen to be featured in the 2019 book and you are invited to submit as many plays as you choose. Wining categories:
First Place: The Standing Ovation Award will go to 30 plays that have been produced anytime Between June, 2017 and the end of 2018 . Theaters and playwrights are all invited to submit. These 30 winning theaters and playwrights will receive 3 Promotional Pages preceding THE PLAY with detailed information and contact links. The theatre and playwright will each receive 10 copies of the Published Book. (A $500.00 total value)
Second Place: The Circle of Excellence Award will go to 30 more plays that have also been produced during the same contest time frame. These 30 winners will be featured in the Circle of Excellence, directory section of the book (the play is not included in the book) and will receive one copy of the published book. (A $25.00 value)
Third Place: The Spotlight Award will go to 30 plays that have NOT yet been produced. These 30 playwrights will be featured in the Spotlight Award, directory section of the book (the play is not included in the book) and will also receive a copy of the published book.
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