UACT is looking for new and exciting ways to keep theatre alive in Douglas County!

In our effort to think beyond the stage, we have created UACT’S Ten Minute Zoom Theater Project.   Our hope is to have three to five 10-minute (or less) plays performed live on Zoom and stream it out to our patrons sometime in November.  But first we must find the plays!  This is where the residents of Douglas County and communities across Oregon can help.  We have created a 10-minute playwriting contest! 


Scripts will only be accepted until October 15, 2020. Scripts received after this date will not be accepted. The winning plays will be announced in October.  Production dates are TBA. 


The guidelines are as follows: 

  • Limit one play per playwright and the playwright must reside in Oregon.

  • Scripts should fall in the range of 8-12 pages and run roughly 10 minutes or less and be written to be performed live on Zoom. 

  • Cast size is limited to 2-3 actors. 

  • Plays can be on any subject but must be family friendly. 

  • Plays must be free of copyright restrictions. 

  • Previously produced plays are not eligible. 

  • Musicals and plays for children are not eligible. 

  • Plays should be designed to be performed on Zoom, therefore, tech and set requirements should be minimal. 

  • There is no financial compensation for winning entries.  There is no fee to enter. 

  • Please email pdf of your play with no playwright information in the file (blind script) to  Include in the email, name of the play, playwright name and contact information. 

  • Deadline to submit scripts is September 30, 2020 by midnight. 

  • Winners will be announced in October on UACT’S Facebook page. 

  • Judges will consist of UACT board members and their decision is final.  If the judges find that no play meets our standard, no plays will be selected. 

  • The winners of the contest grant UACT rights to produce their selected play for the world premiere, royalty free. Production dates are TBD. 

    If you have any questions, please call us at 541-673-2125. If you have a play and wish to submit it, please click the button below.