Celebrating 10 years of new plays.


2014 MDC 10 Minute Play Contest Winners: Dorothy Louise, 1st Prize, Eleanor Herman, 3rd Prize, Shirley Greller Samaniego, 2nd Prize, Regional Winner, Paulina Shur, Runner-Up, Sam Affoumado, Rachael Bail, Founder and President of MDC(Center)

The McLean Drama Company,


a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, stages theatrical productions and dramatic readings emphasizing its mission – to present and inspire dramatic writing and new American plays, by playwrights from Northern Virginia, the Greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area and nationwide. The MDC is also expanding its work across media. The educational purpose of these productions includes programs that deal with social issues of the day and reach out to, and raise awareness of, at-risk populations, young people and senior citizens.

The McLean Drama Company's 2014 National 10 Minute Play Contest


MDC's Annual National 10-Minute Play Contest is underway. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize for the winning plays is a staged reading that will be presented at a Washington, D.C. theatre during 2015.

MDC is also having a Regional 10-minute Play Contest for the Greater Washington, D.C. and Baltimore areas. The play that wins 1st Prize in the Regional Division will be presented together with the national winners.

Please submit play accompanied by cover letter with the title and author's resume. This may be used in future publicity. Only legal names are permitted - no pseudonyms. The entry fee is $20 payable to the McLean Drama Company. Play must not have been presented in any previous performance.

Script may only have title of play. All entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2014.

Entries should be mailed to:
McLean Drama Company PO Box 1103 McLean, Va 22101


Rachael Bail,

founder and president of the McLean Drama Company, is a playwright, producer and journalist, who is a former Voice of America editor and correspondent. She spent years in the Broadway community and lived and worked in Rome, Italy, where she was a columnist for the Rome Daily American.

"We want the audience to come away from these performances feeling that they have seen exciting new work,” - Rachael Bail.