Hot Shorts 2017

The Drill Hall Theatre Company (DHTC) is excited to announce that its biennial short play competition HOT SHORTS is on again this year on 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 November. Writers are now invited to submit their plays, which must be original, not previously performed, no longer than 10 minutes and with minimal staging difficulties.  Entries close on Friday 30 June 2017. The Entry form is available on the website.

The entry fee per writer is $15 which covers any number of plays submitted. This also makes writers associate members of the DHTC and entitles them to discounts to our shows and eligibility to attend our free, Monday evening acting workshops which will start on February 27 at 6:30pm.

The entry form outlines details of competition costs and rules. Up to 10 plays will be selected for performance at The Drill Hall over November 3 to 12 and will be eligible for prizes. DHTC can help playwrights with production of their plays should they be chosen for performance.

Four cash prizes totalling $1,500 will be awarded and DHTC hopes to encourage young writers by offering a $100 prize to each play selected for performance that has been written by a high school student.

DHTC would also like to hear from directors and others who can assist with production. Email us at if you are interested.

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