The Opal Theatre Company, a new player in the Boise theater scene, aspires to be just as much of an Idaho gem as its namesake. Founded in late 2017 and with four productions already under its belt, the company has stepped up its game with a brand new event: the 10x10 Festival, which will showcase a series of 10 10-minute plays written, directed and performed by Idahoans. Designed to showcase Boise's "eclectic nature," the festival will serve as a platform for creativity on the stage. White Dog Brewing will host the debut event on Monday, Aug. 13, which is free to the public—although donations to the nonprofit theater group are encouraged. Last-minute, would-be participants can get in touch with Opal prior to the festival by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.