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DAC announces 10-Minute Play winners

Durango Arts Center used the Zoom platform for actors to be socially distant while still able to put on the staged readings of the 10th annual 10-Minute Plays Staged Readings finalists. Voting was opened to viewers of the DAC’s YouTube channel where the readings were presented and can still be viewed at

Five judges determined the grand prize winner, and voting with YouTube’s “like” feature determined the People’s Choice award.

This year’s 10-Minute Play Contest winners, runners-up and finalists are:

Grand Prize: “The Booth,” by Stephen Olson (Reseda, California).People’s Choice: “Schadenfreude Doesn’t Become You, Babe,” by Shawn Samuelson Henry (Davidson, North Carolina).Runner Up: “The Last Deck Chair in the Resort,” by Lindsey Brown (Auckland, New Zealand).Runner Up: “The Colonoscopy and Its Many Teachings,” by Greg Beattie (Lafayette, California).Runner Up: “The Deal,” by Mike McGeever (Bloomingdale, Illinois).Finalist: “Glitch,” by Vivian Sorvall (Fairfield, Connecticut).Finalist: “The One Hundred Percent,” by Bethany Dickens (Windermere, Florida).Finalist: “Play-By-Play,” by Tony Pasqualini (Los Angeles, California).