About Actors' Theatre

Bonnie Ronzio & Wilma Marcus Chandler

Founded in 1985, Actors’ Theatre has a long history of being a vital part of the greater Santa Cruz area’s theatre community, known for its productions of contemporary, cutting-edge plays like The Mountaintop, Red and Looking For Normal - as well as new plays.


Actors' Theatre produced on of the first short play festivals in the U.S. - which has become the renowned 8 Tens @ 8 Short Play Festival. Now the longest running short play festival in the country, it celebrates it's 25th anniversary in 2020. The Festival brings together the best talent from all the local theatre companies and beyond.


Actors' Theatre also supports emerging playwrights from around the country and internationally, with possibilities to show their new works, in their annual short play-writing contest.


For rental information on Center Stage please contact Jewel Theatre Company.


President/Artistic Director

Wilma Marcus Chandler


Acting Managing Director

Marketing & Creative Director

Jana Marcus


Board Members

Marcus Cato

Joyce Michaelson

MarNae Taylor

Joan Van Antwerp

Box Office Manager

Sandy Bieser

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