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8 Tens @ 8 Short Play Festival

January 10 - February 9, 2020

The 25th annual 10-minute play festival is one of the most anticipated and popular events of the theatre season in Santa Cruz! Always a sell-out — get your tickets early!

 

Sixteen awarded short plays, from our annual international playwriting contest, are performed and directed by some of the best the Santa Cruz theatre community has to offer.

 

The Festival performs 8 short plays on "A" night, and 8 different plays on "B" night, running in rep.

“Brilliantly staged –

challenges your concept of

what a10-minute play can be”

                                                   – Good Times

2020 Festival Line-Up

"A" NIGHT

LIFE ON LAND

by Tom Sime. Director, Gerry Gerringer                    

 

THE ARGUMENT

by Seth Freeman. Director, MarNae Taylor

 

MORE THAN STINK

by Brian Spencer. Director, Jim Schultz

 

THE WINNER

by Lori Londigan. Director, Nat Robinson                    

 

WAKING UP

by Gail Borkowski. Director, Wilma Chandler

 

VANISHING BORDERS

by Elyce Melmon. Director, Buff McKinley        

 

STRANDED TRAVELER

by Eric Thomas. Director, Kathie Kratochvil

 

UNCLE NUTTY ‘S FINAL DAYS

by William J. Royce. Director, Daria Troxell 

"B" NIGHT

KNOTS

by Robert Moulthrop. Director, Brian Spencer                                     

 

MEMORY OF US

by Mary Caroline Rogers. Director, Andrew Davids

 

COUNTING PEDESTALS

by Carlos Jerome. Directors, Noel Warwick &  Suzanne Schrag           

 

WHY GOD MADE BEGGARS

by Steve Koppman. Director, Marcus Cato  

 

THE FISH POND

by Joe Lauinger. Director, Cathy Warner

 

FLORIDA

by Steven Doloff. Director, David Halper

 

THE NEXT IVAN SHARANSKY

by Jim Geoghan. Drector, Hannah Eckstein

 

PRESS PRAY

by Seth Freeman. Director, Miguel Reyna                               

How the 8 Tens Festival

Became a Theatre Phenomenon

Read the Good Times cover story HERE

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“The Festival brings together playwrights, designers, directors and actors in exciting new works for the stage, each a brief window into a story, a life, a world that is always unexpected and original."

- Wilma Marcus Chandler

Founder & Artistic Director

8 Tens @ 8 Festival

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