The 8x10 TheatreFest -- Weathervane Playhouse's Annual 10-Minute Play Contest and Festival

Call for Entries: CLOSED
Performances: July 13 to 16, 2017

The 8x10 TheatreFestThe 2017 8x10 TheatreFest
Weathervane's Annual Contest and Festival of 10-Minute Plays
July 13 to 16, 2017

Weathervane Playhouse celebrates the art of the short-format play with the seventh annual 8x10 TheatreFest. Eight plays, 10 minutes each! And now our audiences will get to pick the winners!

Now in its its seventh year, this annual new-works play festival received nearly 150 submissions for the 2017 outing. Our volunteer judges have read all of these subsmissions and have chosen the eight finalist plays. All the plays submitted had two things in common — each was 10 minutes long and each featured a box of tarot cards. The tarot cards served as the “inspiration” for this year’s contest. This item, or prop, was chosen by the audience members who attended last year's 8x10 TheatreFest.

You can see the "final eight" come to life on our stage at the 2017 8x10 TheatreFest. Audiences will vote to select the first-, second- and third-place winners of the festival and the winning playwrights will receive cash prizes of $350, $250 and $150, respectively. Audience members will also have the opportunity to vote for the 2018 festival's inspirational prop! The Sunday matinee on July 16 will be followed by a reception and the announcement of the winners.



Ghost of a Chance by Tamara Benson of Strasburg, OH
Directed by Brian Westerley and Harriet DeVeto
Featuring Chelby Benson, Beth Gaiser and Marci Paolucci

Good Surprises by Elizabeth Mowers of Mogadore, OH
Directed by Bill Morgan and Samantha Gates
Featuring Al Klesh, Pat Robertell-Hudson and Scott K. Davis

Good Things by Peter J. Stavros of Louisville, KY
Directed by Melanie Pepe
Featuring Tom Stephan, James Rizopulos and Mason Shuman

Magical Thinking by Joel Adlen of Richmond, CA
Directed by Joshua Larkin
Featuring Patty Rhodes and Adam Alderson

Psych Nick by Scott Lummer of Santa Rosa, CA
Directed by Kyla Williger and Brandi Eaton
Featuring Stephanie Cargill, Matthew Heppe and Brandi Eaton

The Blue Album by Scott Mullen of North Hollywood, CA
Directed by Scott K. Davis
Featuring Chris Macchione, Dede Klein and Benjamin Mehalik

The Emperor’s New Car by Barry Wood of Navenby, Licolnshire, United Kingdom
Directed by Jay Sigler
Featuring Pam Daerr, Brooke Lytton and Tari Lyn Bergoine

The Unfortunate Teller by Jeff Dunne of Eldersburg, MD
Directed by April Deming
Featuring Gabriel Riazi and Caitlyn Bradley

All eight finalist plays for the 2017 8x10 TheatreFest will be presented at each of the four performances listed below.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 14, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 16, 2017, at 2:30 p.m.

Single tickets are $12* each.

*A $2.00 per-ticket facility-and-handling fee will be added to each telephone or window sale.
*A $3.00 per-ticket surcharge will be added to each Internet sale.

Ticket-holders for the Sunday, July 16 performance are invited to the post-performance reception in the Weathervane lobby, at which the 2017 TheatreFest winners will be announced.


Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Mondays: CLOSED
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Performance Saturdays only: Noon to 5 p.m.
• The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the final curtain.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets online.


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