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The highly successful and long-running MiniPlay Contest invites students in 4th-6th grades to participate and write a short play on a selected theme. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place MiniPlay winners will receive public recognition and a staged reading of their winning play by local actors at a special MiniPlay Premiere Party with Ice Cream and Pizza! Grand Prize winners in each category will also receive a $50 cash prize!

Constellation Stage and Screen selects the best plays, based on how well the playwright crafts an original story, characters, and setting based upon the provided theme.

2022/23 Mini Plays Competition

Calling all 4th – 6th graders – the 2022 Mini Play Competition is officially underway! Submit your play by January 20, 2023 to 

Submissions must…

  • Include the student’s name, age, school, teacher, grade level, and email or phone number
  • Be 5 to 10 pages long
  • Fit within the theme “teamwork”
  • Require no more than 4 actors to play all roles

Winning plays will be given a staged reading with professional actors on April 3, 2023 at the Ted Jones Playhouse!


Constellation invites Indiana high school students, grades 9-12, to compete in a state-wide screenwriting competition! Submit your original short film for the chance to direct your own movie – with the help of a professional film crew. Every year, Constellation teams up with Pigasus Pictures to fully produce an Indiana student’s short film. The final product will be shown before select in-state screenings of Pigasus Pictures’ feature films.

2022/23 Project Constellation Competition

Constellation is now accepting submission for 2022’s Project Constellation! Submit your screenplay, a one-page description, and an intro video about you by January 20, 2023 to 

Submissions must…

  • Be formatted for a screenplay
  • Be capable of filming in students’ hometowns
  • Be 10 to 12 pages long
  • Fit within the theme “teamwork”
  • Require no more than 4 actors to play all roles

The winning script will be filmed professionally in the student’s hometown!

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Phone Hours: M-F 12 - 5pm
(812) 336-9300 Box Office
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