The 2017 8x10 TheatreFest
Weathervane's Annual Contest and Festival of 10-Minute Plays

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.


THE VOTES HAVE BEEN COUNTED, AND THE WINNERS ARE:

First-Place
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

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

Third-Place
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

The Five Runners-Up

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

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, UK
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

AND THE PROP CHOSEN FOR THE 8TH ANNUAL 8X10 THEATREFEST IS...

A Sock Monkey!