The 2020 8x10 TheatreFest
Weathervane's Annual Contest and Festival of 10-Minute Plays

Due to the state of Ohio's ban on mass gatherings, Weathervane Playhouse has had to make some difficult decisions regarding our response to the unprecedented public-health developments for the safety of our staff, volunteers and patrons.

To that end, we are postponing our production of the 2020 8x10 TheatreFest (which had been scheduled to run from July 9 to 12) until a time in the coming months when we can ensure everyone’s safety.

We are working to make this one of the first shows we produce once we re-open. If you have tickets for the 2020 8x10 TheatreFest, they will automatically transfer over to the new performance dates to be announced – but in the meantime, we ask that you stay safe and be patient until we can carefully reschedule this production.

If you need to contact us, you can reach out to Box Office Manager Keith Campbell via e-mail or leave him a voicemail at 330-836-2626 (ext. 12).


Weathervane Playhouse celebrates the art of the short-format play with the tenth annual 8x10 TheatreFest. Eight plays, 10 minutes each!

Every show in this year's festival includes a take-out box, but everything else about each show will be incredibly unique!

The "final eight" plays for the 2020 8x10 TheatreFest will be performed on the Weathervane stage after we are able to reopen. Audiences will vote to select the first-, second- and third-place winners of the festival. Audience members will also have the opportunity to help select the 2021 festival's inspirational prop! The Sunday matinee will be followed by a reception and the announcement of the winners.

8x10 Script Submission

Previous 8x10 Winners and Finalists