November 12, 2019

Our 2020 Season is now on sale!......It's the 25th Anniversary of the 8 Tens Festivals followed by two Pulitzer Prize winning plays!

First up: the silver anniversary of the  8 TENS @ EIGHT SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL, opening January 10, 2020.  The annual 10-minute play festiva...

August 20, 2019

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 wi...

November 1, 2018

We are so excited to announce our 2019 season......some comedy, some drama, and our first musical!

August 20, 2018

Find out who won our National Playwriting Contest, from more than 220 entrees, and with submissions from several countries as well!

March 6, 2018

Submission are now being taken for our National Short Playwriting Contest!

Well, make that international – we get submission from all over the globe!

Judged by a panel of theatre experts, your short play could be one of the 16 chosen to be produced at the 8 Tens @ 8 Shor...

February 7, 2018

The sold-out 8 Tens @ 8 Festival may be over, but it's not too late to get a 2-show subscription package to our upcoming full productions of the acclaimed Broadway shows "The Realistic Joneses" and "Red." Visit the ticket page for more information.

January 24, 2018

Be sure to buy your tickets early next time!  The 2019 Festival will have tickets sales available by November 2018. 

Thinking about writing a short play?  Enter the short-play writing contest.  If you are one of the 16 winners you could see your play produced in 20...

January 11, 2018

The reviews are in, with outstanding accolades. Philip Pearce's review at Monterey Bay Performing Arts specifically mentioned "Dragon Skin", "Waiting for Their Planes", "Phone Sets", "Sky Trail, Wilder" and "Anonymous Donor," among his favorites.

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December 26, 2017

Have you gotten your tickets? The 2018 Festival is selling faster than any before!

December 2, 2017

Since 1985, Actors’ Theatre has been bringing contemporary, cutting edge theatre to Santa Cruz County, from the famed 8 Tens @ 8 Short Play Festival, showcasing the best short plays chosen from their annual international short play-writing contest, as well as criticall...