The Adobe Theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico is celebrating its 55th year of producing quality entertainment in the greater Albuquerque area. That’s over five hundred plays, many of them never before produced.
To celebrate this milestone, The Adobe is launching its first 8x10 Play Festival July 16, 2015 through July 19, 2015, where eight never before seen works will be chosen and given full productions in our ninety-nine seat theatre.
The theme for our inaugural 8x10 Play Festival is LOVE. All submitted plays should deal with this theme, but the word LOVE must never be used in your dialogue.


The Rules


The submissions should be no longer than ten (10) minutes in length when read or performed, with a maximum of ten (10) pages. Plays MUST BE submitted in Word or PDF format. Entrants may send a maximum of two (2) plays.
The Title page should contain the NAME OF THE PLAY only. A separate Contact page should contain the name of the play and the playwright’s contact information, which must include: the playwright’s name, mailing address, phones(s), and e-mail address; the title of the play. These pages do not count against the ten (10) page script maximum.

Plays should be typed in acceptable play format.

Cast maximum is four (4). Directors and cast members will be chosen by The Adobe from members of the Albuquerque theater community.

Settings for the plays should be simple; nothing shall be constructed, hand props and set pieces may be used. Special lighting and sound and other technical needs shall be dealt with on a case by case basis.

Plays which have received fully mounted productions are not eligible. Plays which have been given public readings are permissible.

How To Enter

The deadline for entries is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015. Winners will be notified on or about June 1, 2015.

ALL entries must be e-mailed, as attachments, in Word or .pdf format, to 8x10@adobetheater.org, with 8x10 Play Festival in the subject line. Hard copies or mailed plays will not be considered or returned.

By submitting an entry, you are affirming that you are the sole creator of the play, and entitled to confer performance rights. If you are chosen as a finalist, you agree to grant performance rights, royalty-free, to The Adobe for the four (4) performances dates. The play remains the sole property of the playwright.

Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places that will be determined by the Artistic Committee of The Adobe, using the following criteria: Artist Merit, Originality, Craftsmanship, Commercial Viability and Story Telling. There will also be an Audience Prize, voted upon by the Festival attendees throughout the four-day Festival.
Please address all questions to 8x10 Play Festival at 8x10@adobetheater.org.