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The longest running short play festival in the world!

8 Tens @ 8 Short Play Festival

The Reboot!

Playing September 9- October 2

Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 pm, Sundays @ 2 pm

The annual 10-minute play festival is one of the most anticipated and popular events of the theatre season in Santa Cruz. This year's January show was closed early due to Covid-19. But we've rebooted eight of the plays for live performances this fall! 

The full 8 Tens @ 8 Festival will return for 2023! The winning plays have been announced, and auditions will be held the last week of September.

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Submissions are now CLOSED
for the 2023
International Short Play Contest

2024 Festival submissions will open in November

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

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