Who Won Actors' Theatre 2018 National Playwriting Contest?

August 20, 2018


Our National Playwriting Contest had over 220 entrees this year - with submissions from several countries as well!  Our judging panel of theatre professionals chose 16 winning plays, which will be produced for the stage during our 8 Tens @ 8 Short Play Festival 2019!


Speaking of directors, we have a top-notch group of local directors for the 2019 Festival! Below are the winning plays, playwrites, and directors.


Be sure to get your tickets to the January Festival early! The 2018 Festival sold out by the second week of the 5-week run! Tickets will go on sale in November 2018.


The winners are (in no particular order):


Morning in America

By William J. Royce

Director: Robin Aronson


The Rug

By Brian Spencer 

Director: MarNae Taylor


The GreyBack Payback

By Mark Saunders

Director: Daria Troxell



By Mike McGeever

Director: Bill Peters


Jornada del Muerto

By Gwen Flager

Director: Marcus Cato


Love At The Louvre

By Dianne Sposito

Director: Peter Gelblum


What’s Left Over

By Eileen Flaxman

Director: Helene Simkin Jara


Tempus Fugit

By Greg Atkins

Director: Cathy Warner


Gossip Queens

By Steve Capasso

Director: Bpnnie Ronzio


Jello Salad

By John Chandler

Director: Erik Gandolfi



By Richard Lyons Conlon

Director: Miguel Reyna


The Dating Game

By Rod McFadden

Director: Nat Robinson


The Birthday Gift

By Elizabeth Douglas

Director: Kathie Krachtovil


Where’s This Train Going

By Bruce Guelden

Director: Anita Natale


Frodo Lives

By Elizabeth Flanagan

Director: Karin Babbitt



By Simon Hunt

Director: Sarah Albertson


Image above: "The New Client" by Paul Donnelly. Directed April Bennett. Featuring Alie Mac and Jennifer Galvin, at the 8 Tens 2018 Festival. Photo by Jana Marcus.



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