Welcome to the Dubuque Fine Arts Players

One Act Festival!

Auditions for the 2016 plays are happening at Jansen Music Hall at Clarke University on Monday July 11 and Tuesday July 12, 2016, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm each evening. (Jansen is located in the glass A-frame shaped Atrium Building, first floor.)

Performances will be September 15, 16, and 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm at Mindframe Theater near Kennedy Mall in Dubuque. (Our fourth year in this new location!)

Full scripts are now available at the Reference Desk of the Carnegie-Stout Library in Dubuque. (Cannot be checked out.) If you wish to audition but are unavailable at the above dates, or for more information, please call Art Roche at 563-581-6521 or email him at: rocheart3@msn.com.

Still more questions? Take a look at the full audition announcement here

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Still more questions? Contact Tom Boxleiter, the Contest Coordinator, by email.

2015 Plays:
First Place The Other Half by Garry Michael Kluger
Second Place No Koch, Pepski by Ed Gross
Third Place Love in a Minor Key by David Finney

Performed Aug. 20, 21, and 22 @ 7:30 PM at Mindframe Theaters, Kennedy Mall, Dubuque.

Misplaced your program in all the excitement? It's reproduced in Adobe pdf here.

The Dubuque Fine Arts Players are celebrating their 39th performance year in 2016.

Established in 1977, Dubuque Fine Arts Players' one-act play contest is the oldest in the United States. The contest now receives entries from around the country and around the world.

The Dubuque Fine Arts Players contest is unique in that our readers will return their comments and criticisms to our authors. Many of our authors have found these reviews invaluable to their writing process.

Each year, approximately 150 entries are reviewed and judged by local volunteers to select the best three. The three winning playwrights are awarded $600, $300, and $200 respectively, and the winning plays are produced and performed by the group each year in the Fall. Productions feature the talents of local actors and directors in the world premiere performances of winning plays.

The 2015 festival is August 20 through 22 @ 7:30 PM at Mindframe Theaters, Kennedy Mall, Dubuque.

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