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8 Tens @ 8 Short Play Festival

January 14 - February 6, 2022

The 26th annual 10-minute play festival is one of the most anticipated and popular events of the theatre season in Santa Cruz. Always a sell-out — get your tickets early!

 

Eighteen awarded short plays, from our annual International Short Playwriting and Young Playwrights' contests, are performed and directed by some of the best the Santa Cruz theatre community has to offer.

 

The Festival performs 9 short plays on "A" night, and 9 different plays on "B" night, running in rep.

“Brilliantly staged –
challenges your concept of
what a10-minute play can be”
                                                   – Good Times

2022 Festival Line-Up

"A" NIGHT

WONDER PEOPLE

by Madeline Puccioni. Directed by Hannah Eckstein                 

 

ARE YOU ONE OF THOSE ROBOTS?

by Dierdre Gerard. Directed by Gail Borkowski

 

ME AND HIM

by Michael John McGoldrick. Directed by Andrew Davids

NOBODY'S HERO

by Charles Anderson. Directed by Evan Hunt

                  

FREE HUGS

by L. H. Grant. Directed by Marcus Cato

 

OLD AQUATICS

by Steven Kobar. Directed by Gerry Gerringer      

 

TOGETHER AT LAST

by Stella Pfefferkorn (Youth Playwrights Festival Winner)

Directed by Kathie Kratochvil

 

KEW GARDENS

by James Armstrong. Directed by Bill Peters

GOD ON THE COUCH

by Dan O’Day. Directed by Peter Gelblum

"B" NIGHT

STRESS FOR SUCCESS

by Terrence Patrick Hughes. Directed by Kathie Kratochvil                           

GONE

by AJ Davey Ouse (Youth Playwrights Festival Winner) Directed by Andrew Ceglio

 

ROSA AND LEO

by Adam Szudrich. Directed by Jim Schultz 

 

THE MALTESE WALTER

by John Minigan. Directed by Cathy Warner  

 

DITMAS

by Glenn Alterman. Directed Helene Simkin Jara

 

THE CORIOLUS EFFECT

by Robert Lynn. Directed by Anita Natale

 

SLOW DATING

by Adam Szudrich. Directed by Buff McKinley

 

UNHEARD

by Glenn Alterman. Directed by Sarah Albertson    

 

DRESS BLUES

by Donald J. Loftus. Directed by Karin Babbitt  

“The Festival brings together playwrights, designers, directors and actors in exciting new works for the stage, each a brief window into a story, a life, a world that is always unexpected and original."

- Wilma Marcus Chandler

Founder & Artistic Director (retired)

8 Tens @ 8 Festival

8 Tens Festival 2020
8 Tens Festival 2020

Press Pray by Seth Freeman. Directed by Miguel Reyna. Featuring Ward Willats.

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8 Tens Festival 2020
8 Tens Festival 2020

Press Pray by Seth Freeman. Directed by Miguel Reyna. Featuring Ward Willats.

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8 Tens Festival 2020
8 Tens Festival 2020

The Argument by Seth Freeman. Directed by MarNae Taylor. Featuring Donna Johansen.

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8 Tens Festival 2020
8 Tens Festival 2020

Press Pray by Seth Freeman. Directed by Miguel Reyna. Featuring Ward Willats.

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8 Tens Festival Schedule
 

How the 8 Tens Festival
Became a Theatre Phenomenon
Read the Good Times cover story HERE
 

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