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Malone University students to write and stage plays within 24 hours January 24-25

January 14, 2014 | Release # 6814


They call it 24-Hour Theatre. Within that span of time, Malone University students will audition actors; write five one-act plays; memorize lines; rehearse; create sets, costumes, props and lighting cues; sometimes even compose musical scores; and perform the entire finished project before a live audience.

The starting gun goes off at 9 p.m. Friday, January 24 with auditions, and the complete plays will be staged Saturday, January 25 at 9 p.m. in the Performing Arts Hall of Founders Hall, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton, Ohio.

The program is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. It is highly recommended to arrive early, however seating will not take place before 9 p.m., as the actors will most likely be rehearsing up to curtain time!

The purpose of this unique form is to highlight collaboration, improvisation, and creativity – all essential components of theatre. Launched 10 years ago, a number of Malone University alumni now credit the experience with giving them the skills necessary to go on to perform alongside notables in Second City of Chicago and The Upright Citizen's Brigade of Los Angeles.

Throughout the 24 hours, Malone University media students will be documenting behind-the-scenes action with a film crew.

Click here for a look at last year's 24-hour theatre experience to see how it's done.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014,has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
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Cell: 330-324-2424

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