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24 Hour Theatre

Audition actors, write five plays, practice them, create sets, and perform the finished project in just 24 hours?

What were we thinking?

Actually, the constraints of this unique form highlight some of the best aspects of theatre – collaboration, improvisation, creativity. Along the way many people have an opportunity to experience a bit of the magic of bringing stories to life on stage.

Sample schedule:

7:30-9 p.m. - Playwrights/Directors meet
9-9:15 p.m.-  Introduction/Kick-off
9:15-10:15 p.m.- Acting Auditions/Crew Sign-up
10:15-10:45 p.m. - Casting/Pizza Party
10:45-11 p.m.- Cast and Crew Announcement/Prayer
11 p.m.-12 midnight - Actors/Directors/Playwrights Meet
12 midnight-6 a.m.- Playwrights Write
6 -7 a.m.- Directors Read first Draft
7-8 a.m.- Playwrights Finalize Draft
7-9 a.m.- Directors Meet with Jim Brothers (Designer/Technical Director of Theatre)
8-9 a.m.- Directors/Playwrights Final Read
8:30 a.m. - Breakfast Available
9 a.m. - Crew Members Meet with Jim
9-10 a.m. - Actors/Directors/Playwrights Read Through
9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.- Rehearsal (Rotation on Stage)
12 noon - Lunch Available
2:30-4:30 p.m. - Rehearsal (Tech has Stage)
4:30 p.m. - Dinner Production Mtg. w/Tech
4-5 p.m. - Dinner/Full Company Meeting
5-8 p.m. - Technical Rehearsal
8 p.m. - Call
8:30 p.m. - House Opens
9 p.m. - Showtime!



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