Welcome to the Dubuque Fine Arts Players

One Act Festival!

*** Performances for 2021! ***

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday October 7 - 9

7pm at St. Joseph Auditorium, Hoffman Hall, Loras College

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2019 Winners:

First Place Dinner Theater by Alex Goldberg
Second Place Ring and Run by Elizabeth and Peter Surdo
Third Place There's a Traffic Jam in the Ladies Room by Stephen Karp

Productions will not go forward in September -- the announcement is linked here.

News from one of our cherished playright winners (2017 for "Coming Up for Air") on the Omaha arts scene in The Reader. Congratulations to Marie Amthor-Schuett.

2018 Plays:

First Place Provenance by Ian Patrick Williams
Second Place The Sad Truth About Country Songs by Stephen Gracia
Third Place Best Friends' Rule by Patricia Motto

Performed Sep. 13, 14, and 15 @ 7:30 PM at the Masonic Temple, 1155 Locust Street, Dubuque.

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

The Dubuque Fine Arts Players are celebrating their 42nd performance year in 2019.

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.