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Submissions Open for 5th Annual Veterans' 10-Minute Playwrighting Contest

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Submissions are open for Salem State Theatre's 5th Annual Veterans 10-Minute Play Festival through July 1, 2023. Learn more or submit a play. Selected works will be presented November 9, 10 and 11, 2023 at our fifth annual Veterans Playwriting Festival. 

Designated a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs, a Top College and University by Military Advanced Education, and a Best for Vets College by Military Times, Salem State values our military connected students and their families and the sacrifices they have made for our country. Salem State is committed to supporting Veterans’ voices on and off campus. The arts create unique and powerful opportunities for individuals and groups to share experiences and constructive dialogue. 

All playwrights, regardless of military affiliation, are invited to enter Salem State University’s 10-Minute Playwriting Contest. However, preference will be given to those with a direct military connection. This includes active-duty military, reservists, National Guard, Veterans, and direct family of any of these.

The theme of the play should directly touch on military service and/or how military service affects a community. The contest and festival look to recognize and celebrate those that have served and currently serve. We are looking to bring together a variety of voices exploring both the challenges and the victories and positive influences that Veterans have on our community.

When 11:59pm
Karen A Gahagan

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