Who Won Actors' Theatre 2019 International Short Playwriting Contest?


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.

Below are the 16 winning plays for the 2020 Festival. Be sure to get your tickets to the January Festival early! The 2019 Festival sold out by the second week of the 5-week run! Tickets will go on sale in early November 2019.

The winners are (in no particular order):

FLORIDA - by Steven Doloff

KNOTS - by Robert Moulthorp

COUNTING PEDESTALS - by Carlos Jerome

THE WINNER - by Lori Londigan

PRESS PRAY - by Seth Freeman

THE ARGUMENT - by Seth Freeman

THE NEXT IVAN SHARANSKY - by Jim Geoghan

MORE THAN STINK- by Brian Spencer

THE FISH POND - by Joe Lauinger

WAKING UP - by Gail Borkowski

LIFE ON LAND - by Tom Sime

WHY GOD MADE BEGGARS - by Steve Koppman

STRANDED TRAVELER - by Eric Thomas

VANISHING BORDERS - by Elyce Melmon

UNCLE NUTTY'S FINAL DAYS - by William J. Royce

THE MEMORY OF US - by Mary Caroline Rogers

Image above: "What's Left Over" by Eileen Valentino Flaxman. Directed Helene Simkin Jara. Featuring Sarah Cruse and Avondina Wills, at the 8 Tens 2019 Festival. Photo by Jana Marcus.

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