Our International Playwriting Contest had hundreds of entrees this year - from all over the world! Our judging panel of theatre professionals chose16 winning plays, which will be produced for the stage during our 8 Tens @ 8 Short Play Festival 2020.
The sold-out 8 Tens @ 8 Festival may be over, but it's not too late to get a 2-show subscription package to our upcoming full productions of the acclaimed Broadway shows "The Realistic Joneses" and "Red." Visit the ticket page for more information.
The reviews are in, with outstanding accolades. Philip Pearce's review at Monterey Bay Performing Arts specifically mentioned "Dragon Skin", "Waiting for Their Planes", "Phone Sets", "Sky Trail, Wilder" and "Anonymous Donor," among his favorites.
Since 1985, Actors’ Theatre has been bringing contemporary, cutting edge theatre to Santa Cruz County, from the famed 8 Tens @ 8 Short Play Festival, showcasing the best short plays chosen from their annual international short play-writing contest, as well as criticall...