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MASC Short Play Festival


  • Plays must be 20 minutes or less.  Plays can be original works or established works.
  • Plays may be presented as concert readings (MASC can provide readers) or fully staged works.
  • If you bring a fully staged work, you would have to rehearse on your own.
  • There will be one rehearsal, the day of the Festival, in the venue with minimal set (one table, two chairs).
  • Following each play, there will be a feedback session, focused on constructive critique.
  • There is no fee to participate.  You will not get any compensation for your participation.

The Festival will be March 10th, 2018 at the Marshall-Lyon County Library.  Rehearsal starts at 10am.  Showtime is 7pm.

MASC may choose a show from this Festival to participate in the statewide festival on August 182018 in Cloquet, MN.

To submit your entry or if you have questions, contact Bob Schwoch by Email at or regular mail: MASC, P.O. Box 321, Marshall, MN 56258.

Deadline for submissions is February 15th.

Workshop for Play Writing

MACTFest is offering would-be playwrites a workshop on Saturday, March 4th, from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at Schwan’s Community Center for the Performing Arts (located at Marshall High School). Greg Abbott will be running the workshop. There is a $10 fee to attend. 

Check out the other workshops and performances that the Minnesota Association of Community Theaters Festival is bringing to Marshall by clicking here. Our very own Marshall Area Stage Company is hosting the festival this year!

2017 February Meeting

WHERE Marshall-Lyon County Library
WHEN February 21st 6-7:30 p.m.

If you are looking for a prompt to get you writing, Jennifer has shared her prompt list.

Some of us are working our way through Steering the Craft by Ursula LeGuin. If you’d like to try the latest session, you can find it here.

Interested WordPress? A local user group is forming at the Marshall-Lyon County Library on the second Tuesday of every month.