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The longest running short play festival in the world!

8 Tens @ 8 Short Play Festival
Sold out run in 2023!
The annual 10-minute play festival is one of the most anticipated and popular events of the theatre season in Santa Cruz. 

See photos from this year's shows: 

Look for The Best of the Rest, an evening of staged readings of the 2023 runners-up,
coming in

Looking Back at 8 Tens @ 8
Watch some audience favorites from past Festivals in this video. 

  • Why God Made Beggars - 2020

  • True - 2017

  • Waiting For Their Flights - 2018

  • Phone Sets - 2018

  • Dragon Skin - 2018

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

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