The 24 Hour Plays 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017 at 2:00 am
Six plays created in 24 hours for you to enjoy in one unforgettable evening. On the evening of March 12, six playwrights, six directors and 24 actors will meet. Six plays will be written from scratch overnight. The following morning casting and rehearsal will begin for the only performance that evening. Don’t miss The 24 Hour Plays to benefit Spotlight Education and UMD Theatre.
The 24 Hr Plays – A Timeline
Sunday, March 12
10:00 PM: Meet & Greet
The cast and creative team come together, each bringing a costume piece, a prop and a special skill to offer.
MIDNIGHT: Writing Session
The writers stay up all night crafting six new short plays based on what they learned at the Meet & Greet.
Monday, March 13
8:00 AM: Casting
Directors and actors report for the day. The writers hand off the new plays to the directors and actors are divided into their casts for each play.
9:00 AM: Rehearsal
Rehearsals begin. Much caffeine is consumed, creativity is cultivated into six new works.
8:00 PM: Curtain Up
Lights down, curtain goes up at the Pantages Theatre.
10:00 PM: Curtain Closes
Applause and deep breaths