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Upcoming Auditions

Auditions for the 2024 8 Tens @ 8 Festival
16 plays, 16 directors

A BIG thank you to all the actors who auditioned for this year's Festival!
We couldn't do it without you. Hope to see you next September for auditions for the 2025 8 Tens @ 8!

​Audition Requirements

  • All ages and types needed (over 14 years of age).

  • Please prepare a brief, memorized monologue for your audition.
    No more than 2 minutes maximum.

  • The directors may ask you to do your monologue again with specific input, or have you improvise something. 

  • A rough rehearsal and tech week schedule will be provided, be prepared to list any potential conflicts on your audition form.

  • Cast members will be expected to follow all current health and safety precautions as established by Actors' Theatre and/or state and city mandates.

Additional Information

  • Scripts will be available at the Santa Cruz main library, 224 Church St. in downtown Santa Cruz, starting September 1. If you would like to view the scripts online please send an email request to

  • Directors: Kathryn Adkins, Sarah Albertson, Davis Banta, Sally Bookman, Steve Capasso, Marcus Cato, Hannah Eckstein, Peter Gelblum, Gerry Gerringer, Evan Hunt, Helene Simkin Jara, Bill Peters, Jonathan Carter Schall, Jim Schultz, Suzanne Sturn, Cathy Warner.

  • Performance dates: January 19 - February 18, 2024

Download Fillable Audition Form 

Audition form for the 2024 8 Tens Festival
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