WESLEYAN PLAYERS is for students interested in theatre. Founded in 1962, when the group staged the first College drama production (Tartuffe), Wesleyan Players has a long tradition of commitment to preparation and performance of works to entertain and educate the College and community. It aims at spiritual and intellectual growth, while giving students extra-curricular opportunities to do plays, musical theatre, improv and presentations on and off campus. Wesleyan Players sponsors an annual ten-minute play festival and competition for students.
There’s the student athlete and then there’s the much less recognized student actor who, through NC Wesleyan Theatre, has produced traditions of the past like The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and Shakespeare Roast. And who continue this season with other splendid traditions such as Ten-Minute Play Festival and Bums Night: A Dinner Theatre.
Check out our latest performance line-up at The Dunn Center.
Student Playwriting Competition and Performance Festival
The NC Wesleyan Players’ Annual Ten-Minute Play Competition is an opportunity for all NC Wesleyan students to submit a Ten-Minute Play composed to address or involve the topic/subject for each year’s competition. Entries are submitted during the Fall Semester and circulated to a faculty jury which ranks the entries. The top five plays are produced in March with all five performed each evening of a three-night run. The final night of performance, the plays are awarded their respective places, with the student play-wrights receiving a placement plaque and their respective monetary award.
1st place: $100
2nd place: $50
3rd place: $25
4th place: $15
5th place: $10