The longest running short play festival in the world!

8 Tens @ 8 Short Play Festival

The Reboot!

Coming September 9- October 2

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! Submissions closed on June 30th and our reading committee is hard at work selecting the winning plays. We're gathering directors and will hold auditions in mid- to late-September.

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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