10-Minute Plays

This directory contains the titles and brief information about the unpublished scripts featured in the Center of the World Festival.  Scripts will be added each year to this archive as a means of fulfilling our non-profit mission.  If you are interested in reading or producing one of these scripts, please contact the author/playwright.  If you are interested in submitting a script, please review our submission requirements. Click the following links to view past season play scripts.

2011 Season – Eco Drama
2010 Season – Eco-Drama
2009 Season – Peaceful Conflict Resolution

News from Our Playwrights!

The actors get ready to perform "Common Denominators," a play about ethnic and racial tolerance set in Oildale, at a Nov. 7 California State University at Bakersfield (CSUB) conference commemorating Oildale's 100th anniversary this year.  L-R:  Bob Clark, Katherine King, Myriam Valdez, Michael Mejia, Miguel Torres.  Standing: director Mandy Rees.



Story by Louis Medina

There is a proverb that says, "Don’t despise the day of small beginnings."
This year, I have found myself relishing the small beginnings afforded to me by Pine Mountain Club’s Center of the World Festival and Amateur Playwriting Competition in mid-August.

My short, 10-minute play, "Common Denominators," which won third place at the festival held at the PIne Mountain Club Gazebo, was just featured in the "Oildale and Beyond" conference at Cal State University Bakersfield last Saturday, Nov. 7, as part of a string of area-wide Oildale Centennial celebrations…….read more.

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